LINGUIST List 5.688

Tue 14 Jun 1994

Qs: Pharyngeals, Ritual lang, LDOCE tags conversion, You & I

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  1. Henry Rogers, pharyngeals
  2. Paul Kenneth Roser, Ritual languages?
  3. Eugene J Koontz, Query: conversion of LDOCE tags to Penn Treebank
  4. , Re: 5.683 Qs: Australian corpora, "Me First", Electric Word,

Message 1: pharyngeals

Date: Mon, 13 Jun 1994 14:26:41 pharyngeals
From: Henry Rogers <rogersepas.utoronto.ca>
Subject: pharyngeals

I have a student working on the phonetics of Tigrinya pharyngeals. I
would appreciate any helpful references, either to Tigrinya or to the
phonetics of pharyngeals.

Thanks

Henry Rogers rogersepas.utoronto.ca
Dept. of Linguistics / Centre for Computing in the Humanities
University of Toronto vox: 416-978-1769
Toronto, Ont., Canada, M5S 1A1 fax: 416-978-8821
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Message 2: Ritual languages?

Date: Tue, 14 Jun 1994 01:28:17 Ritual languages?
From: Paul Kenneth Roser <pkrosercsd4.csd.uwm.edu>
Subject: Ritual languages?

 In doing some recent work on sound systems in the world's languages,
I came across the now-extinct ritual language of the Lardil (Mornington
Island, Australia) called Damin, which has been documented by Ken Hale.
This language has a number of unusual segments, including clicks, bilabial
trills, an ingressive lateral fricative, and an egressive labial click.
This got me to wondering, are there any other ritual or special-use
languages which have segments in their inventories which deviate from the
standard language?
 If there is sufficient interest I will post a summary to the list.

Paul Roser <pkrosercsd4.csd.uwm.edu>
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Message 3: Query: conversion of LDOCE tags to Penn Treebank

Date: Mon, 13 Jun 1994 22:49:09 Query: conversion of LDOCE tags to Penn Treebank
From: Eugene J Koontz <ekoontzcedar.buffalo.edu>
Subject: Query: conversion of LDOCE tags to Penn Treebank


 We are working with the on-line version of LDOCE (Longman's Dictionary
of Contemporary English), which provides a part of speech tag for every word in
the dictionary. The problem is that these tags aren't the same as those used by
the Penn Treebank project, which we also are using.
 I am looking for an automatic method for conversion of LDOCE part of
speech tags into Penn Treebank tags.
 Thanks,
_______________________________________________________________________________
 Eugene Koontz | Center for Document Analysis and
 ekoontzcedar.buffalo.edu | Recognition
 (716) 645-2448 | 542 Baldy Hall
 | SUNY Buffalo, North Campus
 | Buffalo, NY 14260
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Message 4: Re: 5.683 Qs: Australian corpora, "Me First", Electric Word,

Date: Mon, 13 Jun 94 22:11:17 EDRe: 5.683 Qs: Australian corpora, "Me First", Electric Word,
From: <amrzeus.cs.wayne.edu>
Subject: Re: 5.683 Qs: Australian corpora, "Me First", Electric Word,

Geoffrey Russom's query prompted the following question:

Are there any languages in which 'you and I', 'he and I' is
the natural order OTHER than European languages where this appears
to have been quite effectively imposed by the grammarians?

And one more:

Does anybody know how this particular precriptive rule got
strated?
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