Intonation of Finnish verbs
Arnhold, A., Vainio, M., Suni, A., & Järvikivi, J.
Intonation of Finnish verbs. Speech Prosody 2010, 100054
, 1-4. Retrieved from http://speechprosody2010.illinois.edu/papers/100054.pdf.
A production experiment investigated the tonal shape of Finnish finite verbs in transitive sentences without narrow focus. Traditional descriptions of Finnish stating that non-focused finite verbs do not receive accents were only partly supported. Verbs were found to have a consistently smaller pitch range than words in other word classes, but their pitch contours were neither flat nor explainable by pure interpolation.