Types of level contours

The most common nuclear level contour is simply referred to as the level tone, and transcribed H* %. In addition to this high or mid level tone, we discuss two less frequent tone, the vocative chant, H* !H %, which consists of two or more level pitches, and the low level ('scathing', L* %). In section 5.5 we continue the discussion of level tones with the prenuclear uses of H* and L*.

Proceed with section 4.1.1