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The tones of Kairi Open Access
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Papuan languages -- Phonology
Grammar, Comparative and general -- Phonology
Papua New Guinea -- Languages
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Kairi has distinctive tones which function as a pitch-accent system: there is one syllable in each morpheme, described as the \"accented syllable,\" which must have its, tonal properties specified; once the accented syllable and its tone type have been specified, the tonal properties of the remaining syllables in the morpheme are assigned in a rule-governed way. In Section 2, we show how the pitch-accent properties of Kairi morphemes can be elegantly described in terms of autosegmental theory. Section 3 deals with tone sandhi and other tone rules which apply when morphemes are combined into larger units.
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- © 1990 John Newman & Robert Petterson. This version of this article is open access and can be downloaded and shared. The original author(s) and source must be cited.
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Newman, J. & R. Petterson. (1990). The tones of Kairi. Oceanic Linguistics, 29(1), 49-76.
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