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vocal register factors

The wiki entry for vocal register lists 5 factors that contribute to it: phonation pitch timbre resonance vocal break However, isn't vocal break the same as resonance?
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register variation: unbalanced corpus sample

I'm doing a small pilot study on evidentiality in a language I work on. I'm looking at two evidential markers, -mi that is said to mark the source of knowledge as personal, and -shi that marks ...
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Why is there a “delay” when changing registers, and how to minimize it?

First of all, I'm a hobby linguist-- meaning I lack most of the technical terms, but I'm an avid student of language in my day-to-day experience. Please be gentle with me if I use my own made-up ...
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Most complex examples of tones in tonal languages

Wondering what the most complex examples are of tonal languages, and what its features are. In Chinese there are 4 or 5 tones, but they are relatively simple (contour changes, move up, down, down then ...
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Is Italian the only modern language that uses the feminine 3rd person singular pronoun for formal speech?

Is Italian the only modern language that uses the feminine 3rd person singular pronoun (Lei) for formal speech, regardless of the gender of the 2nd person singular addressee? cf. T–V_distinction#...