FREQ limiting help

Brian MacWhinney macw at
Thu Nov 20 23:43:12 UTC 2003

Dear Diane,

  Did you try

freq +t%mor -t* +s"*|*&%%" +s"*|*-%%"  files.cha

This seems to work to get a list of stems without regard to their suffixes
or lack thereof.

--Brian MacWhinney

> On 11/20/03 12:02 PM, "Leach, Diane (NIH/NICHD)" <leachd at> wrote:

> Hi there.
> Does anyone know how I can neutralize the information following the & symbol
> (&ZERO, &PAST, &PERF) that was created from running MOR and POST in my word
> list when running FREQ?  I am already using +s"%|*-%%" and +s"%|*~%%" to
> neutralize the part of speech and anything following the dash or tilda, but
> I am still getting the &Endings.  I have tried adding +s"%|*&%%" and it
> didn't work.  The command line I was using to get rid of the info after the
> dash and tilda is below.
> freq +u +k -t* +t*MOT +t*CHI +t%mor +s"%|*-%%" +s"%|*~%%" "*.mor.pst"
> Also, does anyone know of a way to ignore proper nouns without using a -s
> switch (CLAN won't let me use a -s and a +s switch in the same command
> line).
> Thanks!
> Diane
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