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On Tue, Oct 20, 2009 at 7:47 PM, Eric Christopherson <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> On Oct 20, 2009, at 2:22 AM, Njenfalgar wrote:
>>
>> Then stress changes place and becomes predictable.
>> If the stress ends up on another syllable, the tone becomes the opposite
>> one. In this way, tone becomes unpredictable. For example: "planet" is
>> /noko"non_L/, short for /xisenoko"non_L si"Zon_L/, originally
>> /"xi(_H)senokonon "si(_H)Zon/. For Troilgulm I am wondering if I would not
>> make it into a register language at some point...
>
> I think it is a register tone language -- one where the tones do not rise,
> fall, etc. If they did, it would be a contour tone language.

I think he means a language where tone and phonation are paired (e.g.
low tone = creaky voice, high tone = breathy voice).