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  a posteriori
  a priori
  abaissement
  abaisser
  A-barre
  A-barre lié
  abduction1
  abduction2
  abécédaire
  aberrant
  abessif
  ablatif
  ablatif absolu
  ablaut
  abrégé1

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downstep

Fr    abaissement tonal distinctif, abaissement tonal non-prévisible, downstep, faille tonale

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Synonym(s): phonemic tone lowering

Related term(s): key lowering, register lowering, terraced level

Domain: Phonology

Source(s): Bouquiaux & Thomas 1992 [trans.]: 19; Crystal 2003: 150-151 (also "upstep"); ELL: 4414, 5115; Matthews 1997: 105-106; Trask 1996: 123 (also "downstepping"); Welmers 1973: 85-86


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  double-compound
  double-object construction
  doublet
  doubling
  downdrift
  downgrader
  downgrading
downstep
  doxa
  drawl1
  drawl2
  drill
  drum
  dual
  dubitative

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