Akan Teleteaching Course

6.4: Notes on pronunciation 2

Spectograms:

1. Example: Akan - multiple downstep

Etiri

nyinaa

ns˝

L-H
L-H-H
L-H

164

126
128

115
110

97

heads
all
NEG-resemble

"People are different." (Proverb)

(Source: J. Frempong, Twi 92-3/I, Rec. Sprachlabor UniZH, P. Mauriac, Analysis T. Bearth on Wincecil [G. Hunt])

Back (to "Notes on pronunciation 1")

 

2. Example

Fa

me

ky˝

no

ma

me

L
H
!H
H
!H
L??

150+

120
120

108-114

108

85

take
my
hat
ART
give
me

"Give me my hat!"

(Source: J. Frempong, Twi 92-3/I, Rec. Sprachlabor UniZH, P. Mauriac, Analysis T. Bearth on Wincecil [G. Hunt])

Back (to NP 1), -> Downstep and tonal syntax (NP 3)

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