Pronunciation / The intonation in an unfinished sentence

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In French, the rising intonation within the sentence means that the sentence is not finished.

If the sentence is not finished, the intonation rises on the last syllable of the group:
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Je voulais créer 
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un rectangle 
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dans la maison ↑
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à l’intérieur ↑

When we finish the sentence, the intonation falls on the last syllable of the group:
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tout est blanchi ↓

In a question based on intonation, the voice gets higher:
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tout est blanchi ↑↑

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Pronunciation: The intonation in an unfinished sentence

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