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Tonal inversion in Geji and Pelu


Geji and Pelu are two dialects of Geji proper, a language spoken in Bauchi State, Nigeria. Pelu and Geji are two very close dialects with very similar lexicon. However, tonal inversion is frequently observed in pre-pausal forms. The difference is explained in terms of tone rules applying differently to a common lexical form.
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halshs-00647257 , version 1 (01-12-2011)
halshs-00647257 , version 2 (03-02-2012)


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Bernard Caron. Tonal inversion in Geji and Pelu. Sixth Biennial International Colloquium on the Chadic Languages, Sep 2011, Villejuif, France. ⟨halshs-00647257v2⟩
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