December 20th, 2007

the-gi het-gi gi-het(heat) get-hi hit-eg

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Tone:accentuation

low-low [àbà],
high-high [ábá],
high-low [ábà],
low-high [àbá].

The pitch-accent language,
on the other hand, has 3 possibilities:

Pitch accent:
accented on the first syllable, [ába],
accented on the second syllable, [abá], or no accent [aba].
The combination *[ábá] does not occur.

With longer words, the distinction becomes more apparent: eight distinct tonal trisyllables [ábábá, ábábà, ábàbá, àbábá, ábàbà, àbábà, àbàbá, àbàbà], vs. four distinct pitch-accented trisyllables [ábaba, abába, ababá, ababa].

recently completed reading the source
over 900 paiges rerun hiss story
hot el, call if four nigh aye
see four c4, cat for nik a shun
el my no lit age monolith ashe
a she elle el la lady woah man ash
fye rie rise fille fill he va g in a

aha ga ag so und num be our bay be
g i saw a inverted and elongated

A cute accent aigu is used to indicate a rising tone.
On consonant letters, the acute accent often represents a palatalized sound.


Vowel Height
Á á Ấ ấ Ắ ắ Ǻ ǻ Ǽ ǽ
Ć ć Ḉ ḉ É é Ế ế Ḗ ḗ
Ǵ ǵ Í í Ḯ ḯ Ḱ ḱ Ĺ ĺ
Ḿ ḿ Ń ń Ó ó Ố ố Ṍ ṍ
Ṓ ṓ Ǿ ǿ Ṕ ṕ Ŕ ŕ Ś ś
Ú ú Ǘ ǘ Ṹ ṹ Ẃ ẃ Ý ý
Ź ź