1001 Questions and Answers on Orthography and Reading eBook

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  35. What is the Falling Circumflex?
  The sliding of the voice upward and then downward on the same sound.

  36. What is a Monotone?
  Reading without sliding the voice either upward or downward.

  37. Give Rule 1 for falling inflection.
  Propositions which make complete sense require the falling
          inflection.

  38. Does Emphasis ever reverse this rule?
  It does sometimes.

  39. Give Rule 2.
  Emphasis generally requires the falling inflection.

  40. Where the sense is dependent, what inflection is generally
          used?

  The rising.

  41. Does Emphasis ever affect this rule?
  Relative emphasis sometimes reverses it.

  42. What kind of inflection should be used at the end of an
          interrogative sentence?

  Falling, if it cannot be answered by yes or no.

  43. Negative sentences require what kind of inflection?
  Rising.

  44. Does Emphasis ever affect this rule?
  It does; often reversing it.

  45. Imperative sentences have what inflection?
  Usually the falling.

  46. What kind of words require opposite inflection?
  Words or members expressing antithesis or contrast.

  47. What is a Series?
  A number of particulars following one another in the same
          construction.

  48. How many kinds of Series?
  Two.

  49. What are they?
  Commencing and Concluding.

  50. What is a Commencing Series?
  One that commences a sentence.

  51. What is a Concluding Series?
  One that concludes a sentence.

  52. What inflection is given to the members of a commencing
          series?

  The rising.

  53. What inflection is given to the members of a concluding
          series?

  The falling.

  54. Are there any exceptions to these rules?
  There are.

  55. What causes the exceptions?
  Emphasis.

  56. What is a Parenthesis in reading?
  A sentence, or clause, set off by curves from the context.

  57. How should the Parenthesis be read?
  In a lower tone and more rapidly.

  58. What is the use of the Circumflex?
  To express irony, or sarcasm.

  59. What meaning is always suggested by the Circumflex?
  Doubtful or double meaning.

  60. What is the use of the Monotones?
  To produce an effect in grave and solemn subjects.

  61. What is Accent in reading?
  Increase of force on certain syllables of a word.

  62. Give an example of Emphatic accent.
  This corrup’tion must put on in’terruption.

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