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Title: Verb Stem Tone Patterns in Dawida (E74a)
Author(s): PHILIPPSON, Gérard
Journal: Africana Linguistica
Volume: 20 Date: 2014
Dawida dialects have tone systems based on the shifting of H tones by one syllable to the right. Furthermore, when several underlying H syllables succeed each other immediately, only the last one is realized. Main tenses have their basic tone and Melodic H tone patterns consist mostly of a pattern where all post-radical syllables become underlyingly H; other patterns are very marginal.