Yuhuan Wu tone sandhi and tone contrast maintenance


Yuhuan Wu Chinese deletes non-final lexical tones within a small post-lexical tone domain, except HL if its syllable begins with a sonorant consonant. The explanation of this phonological specification lies in the number of tone contrasts in the location concerned (H, L, HL, ML and LH), which is higher than in syllables with a voiceless obstruent or zero… (More)


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