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On 13/06/2021 16:50, Commander Kinsey wrote:
Why do some people raise their voice at the end of every sentence? It
sounds like they're asking a question. Glaswegians and Australians are
particularly bad for it. Are they unsure of everything they say and are
seeking confirmation?

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No its called a dialect.

Some people talk in monotones and sound a bit like a 20 year old speech
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Why do some people raise their voice at the end of every sentence? It
sounds like they're asking a question. Glaswegians and Australians are
particularly bad for it. Are they unsure of everything they say and are
seeking confirmation?



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And there was I thinking a high rising terminal was a computer in the lift
of a tower block.
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On Sun, 13 Jun 2021 17:00:29 +0100, JNugent
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On 13/06/2021 04:50 pm, Commander Kinsey wrote:

Why do some people raise their voice at the end of every sentence? It
sounds like they're asking a question. Glaswegians and Australians are
particularly bad for it. Are they unsure of everything they say and are
seeking confirmation?


It is known as the "rising inflection" or "high rising terminal".

It does seem to be characteristic of (some) Australians, but has been
spreading among young and presumably impressionable people in the UK
over the last few decades (possibly because of the prevalence of
Australian soap opera on TV) and in the USA (West Coast, mainly) before
that.

AIUI, linguists do indeed associate the tendency with persons lacking in
social power, authority and confidence and thereby, a lack of
self-esteem. By changing the intonation of a statement into that of a
question, they are constantly seeking reassurance and approval.


Thought so, and I'm thankful you've reassured me others think the same :-)

There's a reasonable discussion of it at:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_rising_terminal



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Brian Gaff (Sofa) wrote

No its called a dialect.


Nope, dialects are different.

Some people talk in monotones and sound
a bit like a 20 year old speech synth.


Neither of those are dialects.

Commander Kinsey wrote


Why do some people raise their voice at the end of every sentence?
It sounds like they're asking a question. Glaswegians and Australians
are particularly bad for it. Are they unsure of everything they say and
are seeking confirmation?




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On Mon, 14 Jun 2021 07:39:28 +0100, Brainless & Daft, the notorious,
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And there was I thinking a high rising terminal was a computer in the lift
of a tower block.
Brainless & Daft


Just what kind of a driveling, retarded, troll-feeding senile asshole are
you, Brainless & Daft?
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No its called a dialect.


No, Brainless, it's called a TROLL, you handicapped troll-feeding senile
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On 14/06/2021 08:25 am, Rod Speed wrote:

Brian Gaff (Sofa) wrote


No its called a dialect.


Nope, dialects are different.


Indeed they are and this affectation is NOT a dialect.

I have a relative in Liverpool - a university student - who affects this
style (probably semi-consciously). Although away from the city these
last forty-five years, I can tell the world that the Australian rising
inflection *never* formed part of any of the various Liverpool accents.
it is entirely learned from the media over the last thirty to forty years.

Some people talk in monotones and sound a bit like a 20 year old
speech synth.


Neither of those are dialects.


Correct.

Commander Kinsey wrote


Why do some people raise their voice at the end of every sentence? It
sounds like they're asking a question. Glaswegians and Australians
are particularly bad for it. Are they unsure of everything they say
and are seeking confirmation?



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On 13/06/2021 16:50, Commander Kinsey wrote:
Why do some people raise their voice at the end of every sentence?


Because they went to Band Camp?

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On 13/06/2021 17:00, JNugent wrote:

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On 13/06/2021 04:50 pm, Commander Kinsey wrote:

Why do some people raise their voice at the end of every sentence? It
sounds like they're asking a question. Glaswegians and Australians are
particularly bad for it. Are they unsure of everything they say and
are seeking confirmation?


It is known as the "rising inflection" or "high rising terminal".


Or the 'Antipodean Interrogative".

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