Colonization

Jonathan Robie
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Re: Colonization

Post by Jonathan Robie » October 9th, 2013, 10:22 am

Stephen Carlson wrote:OK, I see that the proposed synonym of "information unit" is confusing. Focus on "intonation unit" then; it is tied what can reasonably be phrased in a single breath while still containing basically a single idea. So it fits somewhere between a phrase and a clause. You could also read the thesis I linked to for a fuller discussion.
Will do. I browsed it very quickly, but I need to actually read it.

I think "intonation unit" is really helpful, it's concrete, and it seems to fit what you are doing.

One quick question, though: to what extent could I break this down simply by listening to a really good recording and identifying the pauses? How well do these units correlate with, say, the pauses in the Apostolos Vavilis recordings?
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Re: Colonization

Post by MAubrey » October 9th, 2013, 3:13 pm

Let's just hope that Paul didn't actually speak like William Shatner with pauses everywhere but the right spot.
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Re: Colonization

Post by Stephen Carlson » October 9th, 2013, 3:38 pm

Jonathan Robie wrote:One quick question, though: to what extent could I break this down simply by listening to a really good recording and identifying the pauses? How well do these units correlate with, say, the pauses in the Apostolos Vavilis recordings?
When I listened to it last year, I was impressed how will it sounded. However, it is not clear whether Ancient Greek intonation units were set off by pauses (à la Shatner), pitch variations, something else, or any combination of them.
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