Re: vennish 8
|From:||Tim May <butsuri@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, September 7, 2003, 23:21|
"<Wilhelm Ulrich Schlaier>" <SMITHV637@...> wrote at 2003-09-07 18:58:29 (EDT)
> agin Estel even if it does indicate surprise, you would still be able to
> hear someone sounding surprised unless they are very monotonous.
Yes, in English and related languages, but intonation doesn't play the
same role in all languages. Besides, natural languages contain a certain
amount of redundancy.
For examples of "spoken punctuation" in natural languages see this
brief paper on _Punctuation or Intonation Morphemes in Otomangean