Russian everyday utterances
This paper presents lists of the most frequently used Russian utterances in everyday interaction and gives a statistical description of Russian spontaneous speech; including, frequency distribution of utterance length measured in words and syllables and temporal statistics of utterances. Audio data for this research were taken from the ORD Speach Corpus of Russian Everyday Communication. Special investigation was conducted to analyze average utterance duration and syllable rate of speech relative to utterance length in syllables. Additionally, we propose the existence of two temporal registers in Russian everyday speech.