edge tones

edge tones

[′ej ‚tōnz]
(acoustics)
Tones produced when an air jet of sufficient speed is split by a sharp edge.
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2000 for surveys of edge tones in various languages), and an utterance-final boundary tone (L%).
These exclamatory plateaus can be accounted for by positing two H edge tones, with no utterance-final boundary tone.
All the low targets (L) correspond to L edge tones, occurring at phrase edges.
Rather, it affects only the beginning portion, starting after the initial L edge tone.
Intonationally speaking, then, wh questions and yes-or-no questions with interrogative words differ from simple questions in having only one high initial target (H) representing a H edge tone, and a H utterance-final boundary tone (H%).
Notice that the H tone triggering this peak is the only one in the Wolof system that is not a phrasal edge tone or an utterance boundary tone.