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    Difference between the tones Fall-Rise and Rise

    What's the difference in meaning (if any) between one and the same sentence pronounced with two different tones (Fall-Rise and Rise)?

    It's \/wonderful .
    It's /wonderful.
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    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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    Re: Difference between the tones Fall-Rise and Rise

    I changed the sentences a little, so that they both could be pronounced with the two tones.
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    Re: Difference between the tones Fall-Rise and Rise

    The first might not mean it.

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    Re: Difference between the tones Fall-Rise and Rise

    Can it be irony or sarcasm then (in the first)?
    What can the second sentence mean? What's the difference in meaning between the second sentence and the same sentence pronounced with a falling tone?
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    Re: Difference between the tones Fall-Rise and Rise

    There's no absolutely fixed pattern for sarcasm, but it could be the case. If the tone were just falling, then that would most likely be the person implying that they didn't mean it.

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