Pragmatic and attitudinal meanings of pitch patterns
in German syntactically marked questions

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Original utterance: sequence of two word-order questions: "Soll ich dann zu Ihnen kommen, ja? Ist das <äh> Ihnen dann recht?" ("shall I come to you then? is that <äh> all-right with you?")
Reference: g122a007; male speaker: OLV; original: final falling patterns; "ja" ("isn't that so"): rising pattern.


The following figure presents:

Play original: final medial peak (and early valley on the modal particle "ja") followed by final early peak

Play first resynthesis: final medial peak (and early valley on the modal particle "ja") followed by final early valley

Play second resynthesis: final medial peak (and early valley on the modal particle "ja") followed by final late valley
 
 
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