Gothic letter (and phoneme) statistics
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This paper is an attempt to account for the number and frequency of individual characters in the Gothic corpus. The first section explains the foundation of this statistical study, i.e. the text used and the number of characters in the main text of individual Gothic documents. The second section contains a more detailed study of all the characters in the Gothic manuscripts, and in a subsection an attempt is made to extend this study to phonemes (or principal speech sounds). The third section treats the numerals and the fourth concludes. All numbers occurring in the Gothic corpus are listed in the Appendix.
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