Example 59-52

tenti nyen' laa lo tene so?!
tene
affair
ti
of
nyen'
what
laa
foc
lo
3sg
tene
say
so?!
thus
Why in the world did you speak this way?

Comment:
The question word 'why' is composed of 'affair of'. When a question is repeated or when expressing emotion, a rising-falling contour with greater emphasis occurs on the final syllable represented by (?!).
Type:
naturalistic spoken
Source:
Samarin 2007