Correlation between Sylheti tone and phonation

  title={Correlation between Sylheti tone and phonation},
  author={Amalesh Gope and Shakuntala Mahanta},
  journal={Speech prosody},
The canonical theories of tonogenesis distinguish voiced obstruents as the pitch suppressor of the following vowels whereas their voiceless counterparts are predicted to raise it (Yip 2004, Hombert 1978). These predictabilities however, do not seem to work in Sylheti which observes a high tone following the loss of breathiness contrast ([d n] „p ddy‟ [d >d ], [d n] „don te‟), and/or a low tone associated with a voiceless consonant ([ɸɔ r] „re d‟ [p>ɸ], and [ɸɔ r] „gu rd‟ [p>ɸ]) (Gope & Mahanta… 
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