Monday, March 21, 2011

Brain Fart IX

I blame Mugen for this one:

Someone set me up.

Two funny thing about this sentence is that the speaker can sound 
a.)desperate - Someone set me up. (Please)
 or
b.)defensive - Someone set me up. (Damn them),
depending on how it is inflected.

The question now is this:
How will you say this out loud?

7 comments:

  1. I invoke my right against self incrimination. Looolz.

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  2. this one was really random. hahahaha. i dunno. i guess i'm that oc when it comes to inflections. they're really rather interesting.

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  3. Don't even know what inflection is. Hahaha. Of course, I could Google it anytime. :P

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  4. is inflection the same with illocutionary?

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  5. Mugen: Here!

    The rise and fall of voice pitch used for expression.
    access.autistics.org/resources/glossary/main.html

    YJ: Hello! Welcome to my stormy place in the web. And yes, they're more or less the same.

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  6. In fact, focusing the emphasis on each of the words in the statement sends a different message in each case. :)

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  7. red: that's one of the interesting things about language. the written and the spoken word can take on other hues.

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