Voice Inflection in Questions
It seems that very few of the speakers raise their pitch at the end of a question. Is this characteristic of Gaelic? If so, then so be it. However, if questions usually do involve an inflection at the end in normal speech, it would be so helpful if the speakers would do so. I rarely use the word bank and knowing something is a question would help me to puzzle out what is being said. Thank you.
I believe (though don’t cite me on this – I won’t find the source of this now) that it was a general characteristic of Goidelic languages since Old Irish – the intonation wasn’t used that much to mark neither questions nor for emphasis; instead interrogative particles (a bheil Gàidhlig agad?) were used to mark questions and special emphatic forms (tha Gàidhlig mhath agamsa) and fronting (is ann agam a tha Gàidhlig mhath or maybe is (e) mise aig a bheil Gàidhlig mhath???).
Similar thing, I think, is true about Irish (but under the English influence, changes of intonation are more often used recently).