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Rethinking Awngi Tone

  title={Rethinking Awngi Tone},
  author={A. Joswig},
The Awngi language has previously been described as having three contrastive tone levels: high, mid and low, with an additional falling tone. This paper will attempt to show that there are really only two distinctive tone levels, high and low, the falling tone being a combination of high and low on one syllable. Finally it will be investigated whether Awngi is really a tone language or a pitch-accent language. 

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