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Singing In Tashlhiyt Berber, A Language That Allows Vowel-Less Syllables

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An essential feature of singing is that the text and the melody are produced simultaneously by the same machinery, i.e. the mind and the vocal apparatus of the same person. This chapter deals with singing in Tashlhiyt, a language in which some syllables are entirely made up of voiceless consonants. The discussion of text setting in Tashlhiyt has at least three implications that are of general interest. One is that text-to-tune alignment may make crucial use of properties of the speech stream that do not play any role in the phonology of the language nor in the composition of metrical verse. Another is that text/melody mappings must be represented at two different levels of abstraction. The third implication is that the representations for text-to-tune alignment in singing differ from those of autosegmental phonology in at least one important respect: they only allow one-to-one correspondences.

Keywords: phonology; Tashlhiyt Berber; text-to-tune alignment; Vowel-Less Syllables



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