Intonation is the musical score of a language. Each tone has a special meaning. Intonation creates the melody of the language we speak. The standard American dialect involves a variety of pitch changes that reflect a mood and feeling about everything that's being said. Different types of sentences have different intonation patterns. The American intonation dictates liaisons and pronunciation, and it indicates mood and meaning. Intonation refers to the various tones of the voice. By using different tones, the speaker gives meaning to the words.
Three Ways to Make Intonation 语调的三种表达方法
What exactly are the mechanics of intonation? What changes when you go to the top or when you put stress on a word? There are three ways to stress a word.
1. Get louder or raise the volume. This is not a very sophisticated way of doing it, but it will definitely command attention.
I didn't say he stole the money.
2. Stretch the word out or lengthen the word that you want to draw attention to.
I didn't saaaaaay he stole the money.
3. Change pitch
I didn't (pause) say he stole the money.