I was wondering how many ways/tones to speak "How are you?"
Which tone/way to use in different situations:
- when seeing somebody you don't expect to have a conversation after?
- when seeing your supervisor/boss?
- when seeing your friends?
For example, in this movie beauty-and-the-briefcase, at 30:15, Lane says "How are you?" to Seth and then Seth relies with a different way of "How are you?" Is Lane putting stress on "are"? In what kinds of situation will one stress "are", what kinds of situation will one stress "How", and what kinds for speaking like Seth?