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Tonal alternations in the Pumi verbal system

Abstract : This paper presents two hitherto unnoticed sets of alternations in the tonal systems of Northern Pumi. First, in some verbs, rising tone in the citation form alternates with falling tone in the perfective. Second, the verb "to go", when combined with other verbs, presents tonal alternations which are not found elsewhere in the verbal system. A sample text is added in the appendix to illustrate the tonal phenomena discussed in the article.
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Guillaume Jacques. Tonal alternations in the Pumi verbal system. Language and Linguistics, Sage publishing, Association with Academia Sinica, Taiwan, 2011, 12 (2), pp.359-392. ⟨halshs-00605901⟩



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