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I wonder what the intonation or pitch pattern of "parties" at 0:30 around is in the clip? Why does the stress seem to fall on the both syllables, "par" and "ties"? While "ties" is higher-pitched than "par", right?

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    They are speaking unnaturally with an attempt at clarity so that beginners can follow the conversation. People do not talk like that. May 27 at 7:41
  • So, it had better not learn how they speak, I mean the intonation? But, it is a teaching video, isn't it? May 27 at 7:45
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    To me, it sounds as though they are putting on that special voice used for children because they think children are stupid. They are 'over-doing' the intonation. May 27 at 7:48
  • I see. Thank you. May 27 at 7:53
  • I think that what has happened here is that the speaker knew that the subtitle line he was reading ended with the word "parties", but that it was not the end of a sentence. He (perhaps unconsciously) added a rising intonation to indicate that there was more of a sentence coming. As others have said, this is not a thing to copy because in the real world you are not reading along to subtitles floating in front of you. May 27 at 20:10

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