Re: [codec] Tonal language: Punjabi?

Steve Underwood <steveu@coppice.org> Fri, 05 August 2011 15:42 UTC

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Subject: Re: [codec] Tonal language: Punjabi?
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On 08/05/2011 11:21 PM, Christian Hoene wrote:
> Hello,
>
> would it make sense to do testing with the tonal language Punjabi instead or
> in addition to Chinese?
> We have a same Pakistan and Indian friends here, which can do the testing.
>
> Any thoughts?
>
> Christian
>
Be more specific. If you are interested in tonal performance you need to 
test with Cantonese. All Chinese languages have a tonal element, but the 
importance of tone in Cantonese is much higher than in, say, Mandarin.

I've heard than Vietnamese is another language with an important tonal 
element, but I have no personal experience.

Steve