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    what does "speaking" mean here?

    Some people receive the call and say, like "Emily, Speaking". What does "speaking" mean here? Does it mean "Emily is speaking", "It's me". And should I use the rising tone here? Thanks!

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    Re: what does "speaking" mean here?

    It means 'this is Emily speaking' and I would use a rising tone.

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