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Edward Sapir (1884–1939).  Language: An Introduction to the Study of Speech.  1921.
 

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to these forms are sel (falling) “black paint,” sel (rising) “paint it!” All in all it is clear that pitch accent, like stress and vocalic or consonantal modifications, is far less infrequently employed as a grammatical process than our own habits of speech would prepare us to believe probable.

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