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Listing things - Phonetics

Recognise the intonation of lists

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In the webdoc, Karine lists all the reassuring things about her journey when she goes to pick up Nabil from the airport:

« Je suis dans la voiture, il fait nuit, c’est une belle soirée, ça roule bien sur le périph… »  

These phrases all have the same intonation.


When we give a series of words that all have the same importance, we list them.
To attach the same importance to all of the elements in the list, we repeat the same intonation.

When I count: 1,2,3,4,5…
I give the same intonation each time.
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Say it out loud

J'ai mal aux dents, j'ai mal dormi, j'ai peur du dentiste, je suis angoissée. Je suis dans la voiture, il fait nuit, je suis sur le périph.

Record yourself

Plug a microphone into your computer and click on the recording tool on the right.

Choose an intonation (rising or falling) and count!

Un, deux, trois, quatre…

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