Date: Sun, 22 Oct 1995 14:26:26 -0500

From: Natalie Maynor maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]RA.MSSTATE.EDU

Subject: Re: statements spoken as if it were a question

Am I missing something, not knowing much about Southern speech?

Using a rising tone at the end of a sentence to make a question is a very

common form of question in English at large.

I thought we were talking about using question intonation in statements --

e.g., I went to the movies last nIGHT. I saw this great movIE. (caps=

rising pitch).

--Natalie (maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]