Intonation Group

Intonation groups are prosodic domains or units which include complete intonational contours. Intonation groups can be minor (e.g. corresponding to noun, verb, or prepositional phrases) or major (e.g. corresponding to entire sentences). Minor groups are separated by a single pipe symbol (0x1C0), and major groups are separated by a double pipe symbol (0x1C1).

Table 1. Some Example Intonation Groups
Minor Major
the dog ǀ jumped ǀ over the fence It's twelve o'clock ǁ It's time for lunch
the cold wind ǀ gusted strongly I'm tired ǁ Let's go inside