Over 50% of US Englsih words on a page are subject to accents

Tom Zurinskas truespel at HOTMAIL.COM
Tue Nov 13 21:38:31 UTC 2012

I looked at the top 5k words of English and their frequency counts.  These words make up about 90% of a text page.  Then I looked at ways in USA English that phonemes could be spoken differently by accent in terms of phoneme swaps and drops.  The results show that over 50% of the words are subject to phoneme swaps or drops.  See http://screenr.com/BVH7.

Various individual accents would have subsets of these affects, but these data can't be used for subsets because multiple instances of affects in words are not counted.  Let me know of any other data corresponding to this.

Tom Zurinskas, Conn 20 yrs, Tenn 3, NJ 33, now Fl 9.
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