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Title: Melodic Patterns in Símákonde
Author(s): MANUS, Sophie
Journal: Africana Linguistica
Volume: 20    Date: 2014   
Pages: 263-276
DOI: 10.2143/AL.20.0.3062072

Abstract :
There are two distinct stem melodic patterns in Símákonde disjoint verb forms: penultimate melodies (H, L, LH and LHL) and a (macro)stem-initial melodic high that is assigned to the left edge of the stem or of the macrostem. Tone doubling occurs only within the stem, but not on the penult. In a few tenses, the subject marker has a high tone that is realized on the subject marker and undergoes unbounded spreading to the following syllables of the pre-stem.

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