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Document Details :
Title: Cilungu Tone Melodies
Subtitle: A Descriptive and Comparative Study
Author(s): BICKMORE, Lee
Journal: Africana Linguistica
Volume: 20 Date: 2014
This paper provides a detailed description of Melodic High (MH) tone patterns in Cilungu. The MH is exhibited in four different ways in finite verb forms, as well as in a variety of nouns. After the presentation of the Cilungu data and patterns, I highlight similarities and difference with five closely related languages within the various subgroups of Zone M.