15th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS-15)
The German cardinal numbers from 20 to 99 consist of two parts: a lexeme for the unit followed by a lexeme for the decade. Both parts may receive primary stress. Since numbers are very frequent in texts, it is important for a text-to-speech system to correctly predict the location of primary stress on a given number. Based on a production and a perception experiment, we suggest a simple, phonologically plausible algorithm for stress assignment: if a number is phrase-final, then primary stress falls on the decade, otherwise, it falls on the unit.
Bibliographic reference. Creer, Sarah M. / Wolters, Maria (2003): "Stress patterns of German cardinal numbers", In ICPhS-15, 2099-2102.