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    please tell me what is th suprasegmental features????

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    words have vowels and consonant sounds, but when we speak, we also stress particular syllables of a word, and also speak with a tone, such as angy, or, light-hearted(happy), or sombre(sad). Tone and stress are the suprasegmental aspects of speech.
    Last edited by David L.; 16-Jan-2008 at 21:29.

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    thanks alot dave .But is the intonation considered as one of the suprasegmental features?

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    The suprasegmental features are those which operate over longer stretches of speech, such as, stress, rhythm, intonation, pitch, and voice quality as opposed to the segmental features which are referred to as the individual sounds.

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