Prefix L* or "delay"

In a particular style of speech, which is sometimes used by speakers addressing children, H*L may be prefixed with L*. This means that the accented syllable has low pitch, which is then quickly followed by the pitch peak of H*L. Because together, L* and H*L mark only a single accented syllable, we transcribe L*HL. Of course, when IP-final, this pitch accent may be followed by %, H% or L%, depending of the pitch of the final boundary.

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EXERCISE 6
(rising and delayed pitch accents)


Proceed with section 7