A brief overview of tone in Cháʔknyá, Tataltepec de Valdés Chatino

Una resumen breve del tono en cháʔknyá, el chatino de Tataltepec de Valdés

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Subject LanguageChatino, Tataltepec de Valdés
Language PID(s)ailla:119704
Title [Indigenous]
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TitleA brief overview of tone in Cháʔknyá, Tataltepec de Valdés Chatino
Language CommunityTataltepec Chatino
Country(ies)United States
Place CreatedAustin, Texas, USA
Date Created2016-04-29
Description [Indigenous]
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DescriptionAbstract of the paper: Cháʔknyá, Tataltepec de Valdés Chatino (ISO 639-3: cta) has a tonal system wherein four tones (three level and one contour) are arranged in sequences of zero to two tones. Synchronically, the tone system is unusual in having a typologically unexpected set of levels (Low, High and Superhigh rather than Low, Mid and High) and the presence of a floating tone which never appears outside of the stem it is associated with. Diachronically, the tone system show signs of being a simplified version of the Proto-Coastal Chatino system which underwent a tonal apheresis, leading to both the fusion of certain etymological sets and a high frequency of singleton tone sequences rather than sequences formed of pairs of tones.
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Contributor(s) Individual / RoleSullivant, J. Ryan (Author)
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