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- n. a process in which a language that lacks tones gains them
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Now, we're not required to be bound by rules of tonogenesis because a syllable preceding a stressed syllable with falling or high-level pitch might very well develop a rising accent.
Similar tonogenesis happened in Navajo, a language which derives from Proto-Athabaskan.
This entry is really just an add-on of my previous rants on tonogenesis which were also generalized in nature.