Every language has some very typical melodic patterns and I've been wondering is there some sort of a global repository collecting and comparing such patterns?

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    By "melodic pattern", do you mean "intonation"?
    – user6726
    Nov 1 '18 at 15:54
  • I don't know about online repositories, but you might want to try an introduction handbook to prosody and intonation, and see if they discuss a bunch of different languages. There are some books specifically comparing the intonation of many languages (like Ah-Jun's), but they tend to be a bit technical. Nov 2 '18 at 8:29
  • @ user6726 - maybe yes. I checked several definitions of "intonation" and I am not quite sure if that is the same. What I mean is this: when you hear somebody speaking a given language, you'd notice that some typical patterns of melody reappear at the point that you could sing them out without using any words, just as a melody.
    – drabsv
    Dec 1 '18 at 17:11
  • @melboiko - I am rather interested in the melodies themselves rather than the theoretical explanations how they are being produced vocally. That is, I am looking for a "playlist" of various melodies :)
    – drabsv
    Dec 1 '18 at 17:13

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