The Irish for this is "so?", which turns a statement into a question. Not to be confused with "so!", which adds empthasis to the statement.
@catdraiochta Question: is it, like, a trailing "so...?" or a short "so?"
Short "so?" with an noticeable increase in pitch
but there's also the "so I was going to the store, eh, and I saw this cat crossing the street, eh..." which is the verbal equivalent of looking around to check if your audience is paying attention
Learned about this at a linguistics conference in Vancouver actually
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