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4.5: Notes on pronunciation 2

Linking tone 1
A. Head noun in associative construction

CV(C)V nominal stems (bimoraic) Semantic type/
MS properties
(1) dua no 'the tree' (DEF) non-inherent
(2) me du!a no 'my tree'
(3) ntoma 'cloth'
(4) me nto!ma 'my cloth'
(5) akoma 'heart'
(6) m'ako!ma 'my heart' inherent
(7) kaa 'car' stem-initial H
(8) me kaa 'my car' stem-initial H
(9) me yere 'my wife' - seniority
(10) me !kunu 'my husband' + seniority
(11) me nana 'my grandparent' + seniority
(12) me na!na 'my grandchild' - seniority
CV nominal stems (monomoraic)
(13) dan no 'the room' (room DEF) non-inherent
(14) me !dan no 'my room'
(15) ns 'alcoholic drink'
(16) me n!s 'my alcoholic drink'
(17) me nsa 'my hand' inherent
(18) me ba 'my child'
(19) me na 'my mother' + seniority
(20) m'agya 'my father' + seniority

-> Linking tone 2 (in dependent predicates and serial verb constructions) in Unit 10
-> Exercise 1

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