What does the sound "eh" mean (with rising intonation)?
It's difficult to describe the sound I mean, but I suppose it's a drawn out /œ/ or /ø̞/, with quickly rising intonation. Some speakers rise a lot the intonation, but others start high already and so don't rise the intonation very much.
Italians often reply this sound when asked a question to which the answer would be "yes," but it's something more than that.
E.g. something like "Has your wife got a dog?", to which the reply is "Eh!" (meaning that she not only has 5 dogs, but runs a dog breeding business).
Can someone explain the meaning to me?
I live in Piedmont, I don't know if it's common across all of Italy.