Falling preheads

A falling prehead is much rarer. It usually only occurs in a particular reading style, and makes the utterance sound lively. It is transcribed %HL.

%HL occurs in the following examples. They start with a fall and the accented syllable has H*L:

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EXERCISE 3A part I
(preheads part I)

EXERCISE 3A part II
(preheads part II)

EXERCISE 3B
(H*L, downstep, preheads, boundary tones)


Proceed with section 4.1