The inhalation or exhalation that occurs during spontaneous speech often happens at prosodic or syntactic boundaries. In a transcript, only breathing that can be heard on the recording is transcribed.
Breathing often occurs
in combination with <Smack> (lip smack, tongue smack), which
is described in the Human
Noises section. An exhalation that follows a word-final plosive consonant
(like the 't' in wet) should be interpreted as a
lengthening of the plosive consonant (wet<L>
|Rules for Transcribing the <B>|
1. Breathing should NOT be transcribed during a pause. The rationale is that if a person is breathing, then he or she is not pausing.
2.If punctuation and respiration collide, punctuation is always transliterated first followed by the respiration element <B> .
3. For an instance where an inhalation is followed by an audible exhalation - e.g. the breath is one unit - only one <B>needs to be transcribed.
|2. why ? <B> do you know her ?|
oh ,<B> <uh>
|Special Cases||In German transcriptions <A> (German: Atmen) is often used instead of <B>.|