Low rises without H%

The L*H pitch accent also occurs without H%.This contour, L*H %, is known as the half-completed rise.

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The L*H % contour is distinct from the level tone (H* %), the high rise (H* H%) and the low rise with H% (L*H H%). Like H* %, it may suggest continuation, and like L*H H%, it has a fully low syllable. Compare the previous example with the following three examples.

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The L*H % is one of the many ways in which speakers indicate that another IP follows in the same utterance (continuation).

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EXERCISE 5A
(high and low rises)


Proceed with section 5.3.3