Phonetics Lab
IU Department of Linguistics

PABTELP

[Pitch Accent and Boundary Tone Examples for your Listening Pleasure]


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Examples of the 22 intonation contours in English

Pitch Accent Type

With

 Low-falling

(LL%)

With

 Low-rising

(LH%)

With

 High -flat

(HL%)

With

 High-rising

(HH%)

High (H*)

Declarative fall.

[Menomonee | No]

List with more to come.

[Menomonee | No]

Not sure what.

[Menomonee | No]

Echo question.

[Menomonee | No]

Low (L*)

Of course.

[Menomonee | No]

Of course, with more to come.

[Menomonee | No]

Not sure what.

[Menomonee | No]

Plain question.

[Menomonee | No]

Rising Early (L+H*)

Correction.

[Menomonee | No]

Correction, with more to come.

[Menomonee | No]

Not sure what. 

[Menomonee | No]

Questioned correction.

[Menomonee | No]

Rising Late (L*+H)

Not sure what.

[Menomonee | No]

Surprise or incredulity.

[Menomonee | No]

Not sure what.

[Menomonee | No]

Are you sure about it?

[Menomonee | No]

Falling Early (H+L*)

You know this already.

[Menomonee | No]

You know this, and more to come.

[Menomonee | No]

Not sure what.

[Menomonee | No]

Odd to me.

[Menomonee | No]

Falling Late (H*+L)

Same as top one in this column. (=H* LL%)

 

Same as top one in this column (=H* LH%).

 

Calling contour.

[Menomonee | No]

Questioned calling contour.

[Menomonee | No]

 


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Last updated on March 27, 2004
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