BH, pause & nesiga & stats

Vincent DeCaen decaen at
Tue Sep 14 15:32:54 EDT 1999

dear henry and other masoretes,

if you remember a little back you gave stats on nesiga distribution by
accent, showing that the numbers didn't line up with pausal numbers.

but now, here's something interesting: i don't know what it means yet.
lesser pausal environments can be found, not sure how to define them
yet, but i can give you examples: e.g., the pausal environment before

lesser environments
by accent		henry's reported numbers for nesiga

d0	33.3%		32.5%
d1	41.7%		41.4%	
d2+	25%		26.4%	

again, don't know what to make of yet, except that nesiga **is**
pausal, once we understand pause better. ;-)
Dr Vincent DeCaen     <decaen at>
c/o Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, 4 Bancroft Ave., 2d floor
University of Toronto, Toronto ON, CANADA, M5S 1A1

Hebrew Syntax Encoding Initiative,

The mind takes to a new idea the way the body takes to microbe:
It rejects it.  --P.D. Medawar

More information about the b-hebrew mailing list