Tone syllable

an accented syllable.
- M. Stuart.

See also: Tone

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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In (6a), the assumption is that there is no lengthening, but we may argue that the final vowel is lengthened on a high tone, following Bamgbose's (1980) suggestion that the high tone syllable is assimilated to the final vowel of the subject.
However, while Bamgbose sees the lengthened vowel (or the High tone in cases where assimilation has taken place) as a concord marker, Awobuluyi sees the lengthened vowel as a High Tone Syllable (HTS), which may be assimilated to the final vowel.
When a dipping tone (214) syllable is followed by a syllable with any tone other than the dipping tone, the dipping tone changes into a low tone syllable with the pitch contour 21.
(The traces of the original splits are thus seen in separate ru tone mergers and the shang tone syllables that shifted into qu tone.) We are left with the uneasy feeling that the reason the book does not clearly explain all this is because the author himself does not understand it.