Most use contour tone systems, where the distinguishing feature of the tones are their shifts in pitch (that is, the pitch is a ), such as rising, falling, dipping, or level. Most Bantu languages, on the other hand, have non-contour tone (or ) systems where the distinguishing feature is the relative difference between the pitches, such as high, mid, or low, rather than their shapes. In such systems there is a default tone, usually low in a two-tone system or mid in a three-tone system, that is more common and less salient than other tones. There are also languages that combine relative-pitch and contour tones, such as many , where nouns are distinguished by contour tones and verbs by pitch. Others, such as , have phonetic contours, but these can easily be analysed as sequences of single-pitch tones, with for example sequences of high–low becoming falling , and sequences of low–high becoming rising .
Many languages use tone in a more limited way. In , fewer than half of the words have a ; words contrast according to which syllable this drop follows. Such minimal systems are sometimes called since they are reminiscent of languages, which typically allow one principal stressed syllable per word. However, there is debate over the definition of pitch accent and whether a coherent definition is even possible.
In East Asia, tone is typically lexical. This is characteristic of heavily tonal languages such as Chinese, Vietnamese, Thai, and . That is, tone is used to distinguish words which would otherwise be homonyms, rather than in the grammar, but some dialects have minimal grammatical use of tone.
Tone is the use of in to distinguish lexical or grammatical meaning – that is, to distinguish or to words. All verbal languages use pitch to express emotional and other paralinguistic information and to convey emphasis, contrast, and other such features in what is called , but not all languages use tones to distinguish words or their inflections, analogously to consonants and vowels. Languages that do have this feature are called tonal languages; the distinctive tone patterns of such a language are sometimes called tonemes , by analogy with . Tonal languages are extremely common in Africa, East Asia, and Central America, but rare elsewhere in Asia and in Europe; as many as seventy percent of world languages may be tonal.
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These are my base tones, if you'd like a custom skin tone just link a reference.
A D D - O N S & M A K E - U P
I have have 3 different lip styles. (Not including the default nude)
Please note that the color red is used as an example, it can be any other color.
GLOSS IS LIKE TRANSPARENT LIPGLOSS, IT'LL ONLY TINT THE NUDE LIPS SLIGHTLY! I CANNOT DO DARK COLORS FOR IT.
These are add-ons for the face. (if you have a custom add-on feel free to ask, I will try my best.)
And of course here is a list for body add-ons:
Chest, Collarbone, Bellybutton, Hips, and Nipples (Bar or Rings)
Blood (Can be added to face as well)
Gore (Can be added to face as well) (IF AP PLEASE PM ORDER)
Body Glitter (Can be added to face as well)
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