LINGUIST List 8.35

Fri Jan 17 1997

Qs: Language, Consonants, Dhophadola

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  1. Kate Gladstone & Andrew Haber, language or Spanish (?) dialect called "Spaniolish"
  2. john m. whitney, list of consonant clusters
  3. Michael.Meeuwis, Dhophadola

Message 1: language or Spanish (?) dialect called "Spaniolish"

Date: Wed, 15 Jan 1997 23:58:10 -0500
From: Kate Gladstone & Andrew Haber <>
Subject: language or Spanish (?) dialect called "Spaniolish"

A 1930s USA Remington Typewriter advertisement boasted taht the typewriters
had been used to type in 87 languages, which were listed.
 Some of the language-names, e.g., "Taal", are languages now known
under other names ("Taal" turns out to be Afrikaans, according to several
unabridged dictionaries) -- but one of the language-names has stumped not
only myself, but everyone & every dictionary or other source I've checked
(including the Oxford English Dictionary): what's "Spaniolish"?-- i.e.,
where/when is/was this language spoken?
 From the name, I would *guess* it to be a language related to Spanish
- or else a dialect of Spanish -- spoken by a group in some
Germanic-language-speaking country (conjecturing "espa=F1ol" + -ish/-isch" a=
the source of the name), but I would really like to KNOW.
 Anyone with information about "Spaniolish", please share it!

Yours for better letters,

Kate Gladstone
Handwriting Repair
325 South Manning Boulevard
Albany, NY 12208-1731

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Message 2: list of consonant clusters

Date: Mon, 06 Jan 1997 13:51:44 +0000
From: john m. whitney <whitneyjcrd.GE.COM>
Subject: list of consonant clusters


Is there a list of common consonant clusters
found in syllables for US English words?


Dr. John M. Whitney
GE R&D Center
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Message 3: Dhophadola

Date: Thu, 16 Jan 1997 14:58:54 +0100 (MET)
From: Michael.Meeuwis <>
Subject: Dhophadola

Dear linguists,

Does any of you have information on the Western-Nilotic language 
Dhophadola, spoken in eastern Uganda around the town of Tororo. I am 
in particular looking for published and easily accessible grammars and 
dictionaries of the language. 

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Michael Meeuwis
University of Antwerp
Dept. of Linguistics
IPrA Research Center
Universiteitsplein 1
B - 2610 Wilrijk
Belgium. Tel.: +32 3 820.27.67, Fax: +32 3 820.27.62
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