Posted: Apr 28, 2012 11:34 pm
by WiĆ°ercora
My flatmate inflects all her sentences. It's really annoying? Because she talks like this? And even in the middle? of sentences the pitch just rises? for no reason?

Japanese is a tonal language, but not to the extent of Mandarin or Vietnamese. The word 'hashi' for example, can mean either bridge or chopsticks (and probably about a dozen other meanings, but they are the only ones I'm aware of).