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).