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Re: TECH: Pitch Accent

>Nick Nicholas has proposed to me that high pitch (a la Japanese or
>Serbo-Croatian) should be tolerated in Lojban as an alternative to primary
>stress.  Nora points out that there's no a priori reason why it should be
>high rather than low pitch that means "accented".  Comments?

I still would like to hear from someone familiar with stress-timed vs,
syllble-timed languages as to the pro and con of each kind of timingh for
Lojban.  It probably won't be part of the prescription in any case, but
anything that idnetifies particular methods of indicating stress might
constrain what type of timing becomes dominant in fluent Lojban.

So far as I know, all of the most fluent Lojbanists are from stress-timed