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xiaokaoy
Why is "I mean" pronounced in totally different ways in the two cases? 1) You're more of an expert than me. I mean, you've got all that experience. ---- very slowly, and with a pause after it. 2) It's just not right. I mean, it's unfair isn't it? ---- extremely quickly, and no pause after it Doesn't "I mean" mean the same thing in the two cases?
Feb 28, 2014 6:24 AM
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Really the only difference I would note here is that the 'mood' of the person seems to differ. In the second statement the person seems to be upset and may be talking at a faster pace with more anxiety in the tone of voice , hope I helped and have good day :)
February 28, 2014
xiaokaoy
Language Skills
Chinese (Mandarin), English
Learning Language
English