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Lexical units are
The lexical units are transcribed orthographically. German transcriptions
follow the spelling of the Duden (please note that we still conform to the
'old` German spelling from before 1995). Capitalisation is not sensitive to
punctuation marks like periods or question marks. Thus, each sentence starts
with a lower case letter unless the first word is a proper name or a noun.
- words (according to the dictionary, e.g. the Duden for German)
- reduced forms of words
- compound words (a typical German feature)
- special words (like numbers or names which are labelled as such)
- words with articulatory features (like lengthening, reduction, etc.)
Dialect speech is transcribed like other speech but can, if necessary,
be labelled with a pronunciation comment and/or a global comment in which
the dialect of the turn is noted.