LINGUIST List 8.1140

Tue Aug 5 1997

Qs: Sounds, Grep, Russian

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  1. Victor Mair, sounds
  2. doctor, Grepping
  3. S J Hannahs, Obtaining a Russian doctoral dissertation

Message 1: sounds

Date: Mon, 4 Aug 1997 16:57:40 -0400 (EDT)
From: Victor Mair <>
Subject: sounds

Does anyone know of languages that have such phonological
configurations as LZ- or LS- ? That is to say, a liquid plus a
fricative in that order.

It seems to me that those are virtually impossible phonological 
articulations and that they would naturally metathesize to ZL-, SL-, 
etc., or that if they did occur they would be highly marked.

Am I right?

Victor H. Mair Dept. of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6305

Tel.: 215-898-8432
Fax.: 215-573-9617
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Message 2: Grepping

Date: Tue Aug 5 16:18:19 1997 (GMT + 0530)
From: doctor <>
Subject: Grepping

 I am working on the morphology of the Bengali Verb and was
wondering if anybody has written a util for grepping a whole
set of words contained in a file from a data-base.
 Standard grep allows only one string at a time, unless it
is done under UNIX with a 'CAT WORD' command and a small util
written under UNIX. Since my main environment is DOS, I was
wondering if anybody has used or knows of such a util.
 The syntax would be :
 grep -r <FN1> <FN2> FN3
where FN1 is the file with the set of strings to be grepped
 FN2 is the data-base
 FN3 is the output.
 Thanks a lot in advance for the help. I promise to post a
summary if there is such a tool, so that others can also use

Raymond Doctor

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Message 3: Obtaining a Russian doctoral dissertation

Date: Tue, 5 Aug 1997 15:22:27 +0100 (BST)
From: S J Hannahs <>
Subject: Obtaining a Russian doctoral dissertation

Dear Linguists, 

I'm currently directing the MA dissertation of a student looking at the
influence of L1 Berber on L2 Moroccan Arabic and French. She's found a
reference to a doctoral dissertation done at the Institute of Oriental
Studies in Moscow, but we've had no luck in obtaining a copy. We'd be
grateful for any tips on getting hold of this dissertation (or indeed for
further references on the topic!). The specific reference is: 

Sallou, M. 1993. The influence of Tamazight on Moroccan Arabic.
	Unpublished doctoral dissertation, Russian Academy for Science,
	Institute of Oriental Studies, Moscow.

Many thanks, 
S.J. Hannahs

		Dr S.J. Hannahs 
		Department of Linguistics and English Language
		University of Durham, Elvet Riverside, 
		Durham, DH1 3JT phone: +44 (0)191 374-2646
		United Kingdom fax: +44 (0)191 374-2685

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