LINGUIST List 14.3262

Wed Nov 26 2003

Qs: Japanese Word Frequency

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  1. Aniruddh Patel, Frequency of Japanese disyllabic words

Message 1: Frequency of Japanese disyllabic words

Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2003 23:22:58 -0500 (EST)
From: Aniruddh Patel <>
Subject: Frequency of Japanese disyllabic words

Dear Linguists,

We are interested in the rhythmic structure of Japanese disyllabic
words, as part of a study on language rhythm. Specifically, we have
heard that a structure of 2+1 mora (i.e. 2 mora in the first syllable,
and 1 mora in the second) is more common than the reverse.

We would like to get some empirical data on this issue. Does anyone
know how we can get a list of the 100 most common disyllabic Japanese
words with relative frequencies of each word? That way, we could
compute the ratio of (2+1) vs. (1+2) words.

Thank you,
Ani Patel & John Iversen 

Subject-Language: Japanese; Code: JPN 
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