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John Cowan wrote:
> Adam Walker scripsit:
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>>Some Sinitic languages have more than six.  Taiwanese only has six now,
>>but historically had seven.  IIRC on dialect of Wu has seven today, and
>>Cantonese is variously analyzed as having between six and nine tones.
>>I can't think of any other examples at present, but I seem to remember
>>some language somewhere with eleven.
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> Cantonese has 11 tones at the emic level: split ping, shang, and qu
> tones; high, medium, and low ru tones; and two "changed" (morphemic)
> tones.  Etically there are only six, or seven in older usage.

Wait, how can there be more tones at the emic level than at the etic level?