[Lexicog] Dictionary as database (marking stress & tone)

Rudolph C Troike rtroike at U.ARIZONA.EDU
Sun May 9 08:28:38 UTC 2004

The argument that future users will find the maximum amount of information
useful, whether they are linguists or community members trying to revive
a dormant language, is a good one. Stress marking in English dictionaries
can indicate significant differences between major varieties, such as
British and American. It is also possible, as has been done, to use this
information to demonstrate shifts in the predominant use of stress in
various words over time in both British and American English. I am sure
that tone marking would have the same multiple utility. One of the
regrettable facts about the implementation of pinyin romanization for
Chinese was that it did not incorporate regular marking of tones (which
complicates using it for word processing).


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