That is, when someone asks a question in English, their pitch goes up at the end. When someone makes a statement in English, their pitch goes down. This is not universal: In German, only some questions are intoned like that. In Chinese, questions have a gently rising tone throughout, and sentences go gently down. Is there any evidence of the intonation patterns for Biblical (or Mishnaic or Talmudic) Hebrew?
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- Anybody can answer
- The best answers are voted up and rise to the top
closed as off topic by msh210♦ May 14 '12 at 21:37
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