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This paper reports on the Tibeto-Burman language, Nubri, of the high Himalayan region of northern central Nepal. Data is presented to illustrate the use of tone to mark two morphological features in the language: a high tone to mark the genitive case, and a high tone prefix to mark an increase in transitivity. This first account of these data in Nubri is couched in a typological perspective.

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Grammatical tone of this kind is relatively rare. This is the first illustration and analysis of these data in Nubri.

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This page is a summary of: Tonal morphology in Sama Nubri, Studies in Language, October 2020, John Benjamins, DOI: 10.1075/sl.19074.don.
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