Some articles on tones, tone, split:
... The realization of the tones in the various varieties of Chinese is generally predictable see Four tones for details ... In Beijing Mandarin, for example, even tone is split according to voicing, with muddy consonants becoming aspirates ba, pa, ma, bha → bā, pā, má, pá (and mha ... Going tone is not split, and muddy consonants become tenuis bah, pah, mah, bhah → bà, pà, mà, bà ...
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