Date: Tue, 2 Jan 1996 10:10:59 -0600

From: "Kathleen M. O'Neill" koneil1[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UIC.EDU

Subject: Re: And The Winners Are...

What we seem to be lacking is a 'tunology', right between phonology and

morphology (SUPRA-segmentals?), that can adequately encompass everything

from tone to stress with in a system in which 'tunes' are primary, and

manifested in different ways within different languages.

Your discussion on tune reminded me of

my experiences with tone in phonology classes.

Having studied music, and being proficient on

about a dozen instruments, I thought myself

somewhat at an advantage when we began doing

tonetic transcriptions. Was I ever amazed to

see how often I was wrong in my transcriptions!

I don't know how it is best explained, but

there is surely some tune/tone distinction

to my ear.


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