Re: Languages and Timbre


Subject: Re: Languages and Timbre
From: Li-Chuan Chong (lichuan@btinternet.com)
Date: Sun Nov 07 2004 - 17:31:32 EST


> From: Kevin Austin <kevin.austin@videotron.ca>
> Reply-To: cec-conference@concordia.ca
> Date: Sat, 06 Nov 2004 22:56:39 -0500
> To: cec-conference@concordia.ca
> Cc: inadaze@mac.com
> Subject: Re: Languages and Timbre
>
> ... ...
>
> Ask this question: "Which way did he go?" There is a strong tendency
> for the pitch to rise at the end, indicating a question. In chinese a
> question is not indicated by a rising intonation curve ... that could
> change the words which are in the sentence ... but rather by the
> addition of the word "ma".
>
他去了那兒﹖
他去了那兒。

no addition of 嗎 in the case of asking "which way did he go?" in
Mandarin-Chinese.



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