End of ADS-L Digest - 2 Dec 1993 to 3 Dec 1993 ********************************************** There are 8 messages totalling 199 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. Help with Russian accents 2. Sounding Northern (3) 3. th/dh 4. some U.S. "Midland" regionalisms? (3) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Fri, 3 Dec 1993 22:16:07 -0800 From: Donald Livingston Subject: Re: Help with Russian accents Dear Mr Paine, There are quite a few works that deal with the details of Russian stress in phenomenal detail. Check your library for Udarenie_v_ sovremennom_russkom_jazyke by N. A. Fedjanina (Izdatel'stvo "Russikij jazyk"). Said book notes not only pretty well all the stress patterns of the Russian noun, but also notes the number of nouns that fall into those patterns. For some of us aspiring linguists out here, your question about how to represent stress information in a computer program immediately brings to mind the question of how that information is stored in the Lexicon of the human brain. There are number of articles available that attempt to break down the complex pattern of Russian nominal stress into a few simple principles. If you're interested in references, drop me a line. Two of them I can think of might lend themselves to codable algorithms. All the best, Don. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Don Livingston (Graduate Student) 4500 Whitman Ave. North #2 Dept. Slav. Lang. & Lit., DP-32 Seattle, WA 98103 University of Washington Phone/Fax (206) 634-1539 Seattle, WA 98195