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On Sat, 26 Jun 1999, Joe Mondello wrote:

>
> I am still not sure how to write the high pitch, or whether the whole
> sentence or just the verb should be in a high pitch, but for now the idea
> stands. any comments?
>

If it's the language that's monotonous, and if it is meant that
way, I'd say raise the tone of the whole phrase. Perhaps you can indicate
the raised tone with some punctuation, like ^ at the start and end of
the sentence, or a real arrow. Inverted exclamation marks would be
good, too. On the other hand, simply making the verb high tone sounds
very natural to me: in that case I'd put a macron on top of the vowel
of the verb. Either way I can really see it work!

Boudewijn Rempt  | http://www.xs4all.nl/~bsarempt