A tonal analysis of contemporary Tai Khuen varieties
Owen, R. Wyn
This paper presents an analysis of the tones of five contemporary Tai Khuen varieties in order to investigate the differences in the number of distinctive tones reported in the literature. The present study shows that while some contemporary speakers have a tone system with six tones, most speakers have only five tones. Comparison of the distribution and phonetic characteristics of the tones in the contemporary varieties with previous studies shows that the five tone system was derived by the...[Show more]
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