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VUI Design Topic: Prosody
First of all, what is prosody? Prosody: the rhythm and pattern of sounds of poetry and language (Merriam-Webster) So when we’re talking about prosody, we’re talking about: How fast or slow the speech is Spaces in between words Intonation (rising, falling, flat pitch of a sentence) Since English is an atonal language, we only have to contend with pitch as it conveys the overall feel of a sentence, not individual words. For example, here are some standard prosodic habits that