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Punctuation Marks

Symbol ,

Spontaneous speech is difficult to punctuate correctly. Transcribers will have to rely on their hearing and intuition as native speakers as well as on their grammatical knowledge in order to structure utterances and sentences in a logical way.

w001_ptd_001_AAA: okay , das h"ort sich gut an .

w001_ptd_001_AAA: kannst du mir helfen ?
Please note that we only use commas, question marks and periods. The exclamation mark is used as part of some labels (see 3.2.17) and thus can't be used as a regular punctuation mark. It should also be noted that punctuation marks and lexical items are separated by blank spaces. It's only after the last period or question mark that a blank space mustn't be put.

Susen Rabold