LINGUIST List 14.3262
Wed Nov 26 2003
Qs: Japanese Word Frequency
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- 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 <apatelnsi.edu>
Subject: Frequency of Japanese disyllabic words
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.
Ani Patel & John Iversen
Subject-Language: Japanese; Code: JPN
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