[b-hebrew] poetic chant, suppl., altman

Vincent DeCaen decaen at origin.chass.utoronto.ca
Wed Sep 13 10:54:08 EDT 2006

dear rochelle,

did a quick search of the library catalogue. did you mean chapters from 
"absent voices" (2004)...? if so, i'll look at it...

i said nothing about gregorian chant. i quoted an author who discussed 
gregorian chant in the context of making a distinction relevant for my 
paper. period.

i am interested in the masoretic reading of the text from a generative 
phonological point of view. if you do not share that interest, oh well.

the point is simple: the phonological phrase regulates the phonology, and 
also the chant. i look at poetry, and see that it might be relevant for 
the metre. i don't need to consult church fathers, i can consult the 
people who supplied the vowels and accents...

the nature of the chant and phonology, as described in the 
masoretico-grammatical literature, is consistent with pitch accents. i am 
currently boning up on intonational phonology, and the theory of pitch 
accents at boundaries, as a way of explaining the facts set out in khan 
1987. (in principle, my model should project the tune underlying the 
chanting traditions, obtained by reduction a la jackendoff or weil.)


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