Based on the reading of statements in
questions in a laboratory setting by native speakers of Hindi
(primarily Delhi dialect), a typical Hindi utterance consists of at
least one intonational phrase(IP) composed of one or more rising
contours (LH) aligned with individual content words. The final
constituent of the sentence, usually the verb, bears the boundary
tone of the IP. The register in
which H tones are realized gradually narrows across the utterance, a
trend commonly observed in the intonation of other languages.
Below is an example of a Hindi utterance with numerous instances of LH.
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Last Updated: 12/03/97
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