I am a little bit confused about those suprasegmental features(tone, Intonation, and stress), because they may appear similar for me.
As far as I know, Intonation may affect the whole sentence, whereas the tone affects only the syllable. Stress is described as the rhythm, intonation as the melody, and the tone is actually musical.
Tone languages (Chinese for example) are those languages in which differences in tone might make differences in meaning (I don’t know whether English is included or not because stress also serves to distinguish meanings).
Would you please tell me how I can distinguish between them?
Thank you so much in advance.
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