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Online Intonation

OI! is a set of exercises written in JavaScript. The aim is to provide practice in associating the sound of an intonation pattern with a commonly used system of notating intonation in English. Mark Huckvale has recently done marvels to make the pages work in Google Chrome and Firefox.  They have also been tested with Avant, MSIE, Safari, and Seamonkey.  Many thanks to Mark.

Each exercise consists of two parts:
  1. A set of six different intonational versions of the same sentence. You can listen to a sound clip of each and see a brief description of the pattern.
  2. A self-test section: you are presented with the sound clip of a randomly chosen utterance from the set of six and your task is to choose the correct utterance
Please choose a set from the menu on the left.
© J A Maidment, 2001-02. With thanks to for the drop-in box script. This page updated 02/03/2013.