












• 
People
want to minimize the chance that they will be



misunderstood.




– 
Risk
= P(misinterpreted) * cost(misinterpreted)



• 
People
want to minimize effort and/or talk faster




– 
Chairs,
Cars



• 
How
to combine the two?




– 
A
weighted sum.




– 
We
allow each syllable to have a different weight




– 
Perhaps
weight matches importance.

