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Intonation patterns

From:Mia Soderquist <tuozine@...>
Date:Sunday, July 25, 1999, 18:44
I was wondering whether other people plan their intonation patterns, or
discover them when they start speaking the language aloud. I've pretty
much discovered intonation when I start reading/speaking aloud.

Questions in ea-luna almost always start with "buna" (or, more rarely,
another 2 syllable question word-- there is a word that means "when(?)",
but it would be more common to use _buna_ with a time word-- "what time
(on the clock)", "what day", "what during", where _buna_ is represented
by "what"). The intonation pattern for a question in ea-luna is usually
a rise  on the first syllable, a drop on the second, and a rise at the
end of the sentence.

Now that I am getting more comfortable with Yufora (much more
comfortable than I was when I made that first awful recording that is
still on the web page), I find that questions have a drop at the end. It
is almost a downhill sentence all the way. :)

Mia Soderquist (
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