The declarative intonation of Dyirbal an acoustic analysis
King, Heather B.
The results of the analysis show that Dyirbal declarative intonation
has two tones - a pitch accent and a boundary tone. The pitch accent is
always signalled by a rise in pitch which is reflected in the Fo. The phonetic
form of the accent is [LHL]. The F o peak of the pitch accent can occur
anywhere within the same syllable as the accent onset or within the
following syllable. There appear to be three major locations to which
Dyirbal speakers may target their accent peaks - the first and...[Show more]
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