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reading a Greek question

Postby Bert » Thu Aug 05, 2004 1:07 am

When an English question is being read usually the pitch rises at the end of the sentence. ( Except in TeenSpeech where every sentence rises at the end :) )
When I read a Greek question I do the same.
Is there any indication that the Greeks read a question differently compared to a statement?
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Postby chad » Mon Aug 09, 2004 4:31 am

hi bert, i looked this up in Devine and Stephens on greek prosody.

they say that there's evidence that greek questions did differ in pitch from statements and commands, but they say the difference is in the pitch of the question marker-word, if there is one (so e.g. [face=SPIonic]ti/j[/face] never takes the grave), but they don't say that the "semi-colon" question mark by itself raises the pitch at the end of a clause. :)
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Postby Bert » Mon Aug 09, 2004 9:35 pm

From some of your previous posts I gathered that you have made quite a study of pronunciation etc, so I figured you might be answering my question.
Thank you.
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