tone language

  1. a language in which different tones distinguish different meanings
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How To Use tone language In A Sentence

  • There are a vast number of languages that are known as tone languages or tonal languages.
  • As Navajo is a tone language, an error in tone or vowel length can be embarrassing to the listener.
  • Among designers of orthographies for previously nonwritten languages, the prevailing wisdom is that native speakers of tone languages need to see at least some tones marked to achieve full literacy in those languages.
  • Chinese is a tone language.
  • Tone languages use tone to distinguish words from each other.
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