distribution of pause by accents

Vincent DeCaen decaen at chass.utoronto.ca
Fri Aug 20 11:46:22 EDT 1999

i did some serious number crunching based on our work here on pausal
phonology. of some interest, distribution of pausal environments (not
necessarily pausal form there!) by accent level:

d0 (athnah, silluq):	61.0%
d1			31.4%
d2			 6.4%
d3			 0.9%
conjunctive		 0.4%
(based on a sample of 2846)

what still surprises me is pause on less than d1, and conjunctives
too: wow.  at any rate, this should give average pausal phrases per
verse (pun: perverse!).

henry, how do those %s square with your statistical study? (i don't
have accent to it right now: moving office again)

Dr Vincent DeCaen     <decaen at chass.utoronto.ca>
c/o Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, 4 Bancroft Ave., 2d floor
University of Toronto, Toronto ON, CANADA, M5S 1A1

Hebrew Syntax Encoding Initiative, www.chass.utoronto.ca/~decaen/hsei/

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