On 9 Mar 2011, at 12:24, alex wrote:

Having layout for unconstrained
secondary notation is of course also very valuable for human-human

You bet.

I wonder whether the way that spoken English sometimes uses pitch and stress to emphasize particular parts of an utterance ("No, it's MINE!") should be seen through the same spectacles? Of course, 'real' linguists have their terms and analyses for these things, which are probably more useful.


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