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Stress System Database and SPCs

From:Kristian Jensen <kljensen@...>
Date:Thursday, November 12, 1998, 3:31
Incidentally (speaking of prosody and all that), I have come across a
web-page that may be of interest to those working on prosody and
stress system and in desperate need of inspiration. Its called the
"Stress System Database" and currently contains information on the
patterns of primary (word) stress in about 190 languages. It has two
convenient lists; one sorted by language and another sorted by stress

It also has a very good introduction to Syllable Priority Codes (SPCs)
which I do believe we all can use to describe the stress system of our
respective conlangs (particularly if the conlangs have complex stress
patterns). I mean, why write "My conlang stresses penultimate
syllables unless the final syllable has consonantal ending in whcih
case stress is on the final syllable." when you can just simply say
"My conlang has a 12/2R stress pattern". Don't you just love SPCs?!!
Save bandwidth!!!! ;-)

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-Kristian- 8-)