Some articles on bimoraic roots, root, roots:
... Bimoraic roots carry one of six tones high-level, high-mid (or "high falling"), mid-low (or "mid"), low-mid dipping/rising, high falling (or "falling"), and low falling (or "low") ... class, triggering for example a high tone on the suffix -si, whereas the other four root tones trigger a low tone on -si ... That is, there are two tones or CV and V roots two tones on bimoraic roots with breathy vowels, one of them falling and four tones on bimoraic roots with other vowels, one of them falling ...
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“Sprung from the West,
He drank the valorous youth of a new world.
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The hush of spacious prairies stilled his soul.
His words were oaks in acorns; and his thoughts
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—Edwin Markham (18521940)