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At 06:55 2001-09-23 -0400, Andreas Johansson wrote:

>>Just a thought: do tone-deaf people have a handicap in societies speaking a
>>tone-language?  Then again maybe not.  I'm pretty tone-deaf myself, and I
>>manage the two Swedish word-tones...
>
>Same here - I have trouble hearing any difference between the tones, but I
>evidently use them correctly as nobody's ever complained.

I can both hear and produce the Swedish (and Norwegian) tones correct, but
the Tibetan (which I have *really* tried) and the Mandarin ones (which I
have passing acquaintance with) escape me.  I hear them in isolated words
when produced in order to demonstrate them, but producing them myself or
hearing them in connected speak I seem incapable of.

/BP 8^)>
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