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2.1. The tones of Standard Chinese.
2.2. The tones of Cantonese.
2.2 English intonation. Click on each sentence to hear it.
2.3. I'm going away said as a normal unemphatic statement.
2.4. Where are you going? said as a normal unemphatic question.
2.5. Are you going home? again said as a regular question.
2.6. Where are you going? said with a rising pitch.
2.7. Are you going away? said with some alarm.
2.8. When danger threatens your children, call the police.
2.9. When danger threatens, your children call the police.
2.10. Jenny gave Peter instructions to follow.
2.11. Jenny gave Peter instructions to follow.
2.12. An utterance in which there are no words, but in which the speaker sounds contented.
2.13 An utterance in which there are no words, but in which the speaker sounds upset or angry.
Video of the vocal folds
Photographsof the vocal folds producing a sound at three different pitches