This provided a wealth of natural discourse data in a hospital setting (around 300 minutes of transcribable
The durations are still transcribable
into quarter and half notes, but the underlying pulsation is not easily grouped as it was in part one.
If the final 't' were to be glottalized--a rather frequent pronunciation in many accents--interchanging the initial and final segments would, if anything, produce a word roughly transcribable
as [?dth], and heard as something like ott.
Of the 112 patient tapes, 62 tapes had data that were transcribable
. Patients were asked to self identify themselves culturally, naming themselves as Black or African American, Asian, American Indian, Italian, and so on.
When it comes time to transcribe the statement, however, the tape may be found to be blank, or the quality of the tape so poor that it is not transcribable
. It maybe so full of leading questions or unanswered issues that it is useless.