BH, nesiga is pausal...?

Vincent DeCaen decaen at chass.utoronto.ca
Thu Aug 26 11:38:15 EDT 1999


some of you may be familiar with Revell's 1987 book "Nesiga
(Retraction of Word Stress) in Tiberian Hebrew". the thing that
arrested my attention is his correlation of nesiga with pausal
forms. guess what correlation you get if you take our database
of pausal environments (independent of whether a pausal form occurs,
say about 20% of the time) against nesiga? working on confirming that
nesiga is systematically correlated with pause: be really a neato
breakthrough if so. ;-)

cheers
V 
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