The complexity of tone in Sama Nubri

Cathryn Jane Donohue, Mark Donohue

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This paper introduces the tonal system of the Samagaun dialect of Nubri. We first present an introduction to linguistic tone, with a focus on tone as it is found in Tibetan languages, before moving on to describe the tones in Samagaun Nubri monosyllables and disyllabic expressions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)18-25
Number of pages8
JournalNepalese Linguistics
Publication statusPublished - 2019


  • tone
  • prosody
  • Nubri
  • Tibetan

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics


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