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Title: Melodic Tones in Karanga Shona
Author(s): ODDEN, David
Journal: Africana Linguistica
Volume: 20    Date: 2014   
Pages: 331-348
DOI: 10.2143/AL.20.0.3062076

Abstract :
The melodic system of Karanga Shona can largely be reduced to the addition of a H tone positioned at the left or right edge of the stem, depending on lexical tone. There is significant complexity in the interaction between the melodic H and rightward spreading, which gives rise to somewhat different surface patterns according to inflectional category. The choice of melodic pattern is almost entirely predictable from general morphosyntactic properties of the word.

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