Talk:Tone language

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If we include swedish, I believe we should include norwegian as well. Although A. swedish and norwegian are more of "pitch languages" than "tone languages" and B. examples of pitch changing meaning in swedish and norwegian are actually quite rare. It gives the speaker a foreign accent, though...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melodic_accent

Japanese is actually a pitch language, just as swedish and norwegian, although the pitch differs between different dialects, and younger speakers often tend to ignore the pitch, thus giving the language a rather "flat" appearance.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_pitch_accent