LINGUIST List 9.1422

Sun Oct 11 1998

Qs: Rhyme among Languages, Verbs/Inert Perception

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  1. Chris Li, Rhyme between different languages
  2. Minako NAKAYASU, Verbs of Inert Perception

Message 1: Rhyme between different languages

Date: Sun, 11 Oct 1998 07:58:35 -0700
From: Chris Li <>
Subject: Rhyme between different languages

Dear all,

I am looking for studies of rhyme between words of different languages -- 
in poetry/song lyrics that either (1) employ more than one language, 
or (2) use a lot of non-nativized loanwords. This I need for a study of the 
rhyming behavior of non-nativized English loanwords in Mandarin pop lyrics, 
which are surprisingly many! I'd be grateful for any information on case 
studies or theoretical work in this area. 


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Chris Wen-Chao Li, D.Phil.
Assistant Professor of Linguistics
Graduate Institute of Translation & Interpretation
Department of English Language & Literature
National Taiwan Normal University

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Message 2: Verbs of Inert Perception

Date: Sun, 11 Oct 1998 23:28:58 +0900
From: Minako NAKAYASU <>
Subject: Verbs of Inert Perception

Dear linguists,

I would like to conduct a very small survey about verbs which Leech
(1987: 2nd edition) calls 'verbs of inert perception.' In the examples
below, do you accept both simple and progressive forms? If so, which
would you prefer and why?

(1) (a doctor to a patient) How do you feel/are you feeling?
(2) (to your friend) How do you feel/are you feeling?
(2) (in a taxi) Please stop. My wife feels/'s feeling sick.
(3) (in a taxi) Please stop. I feel/'m feeling sick.
(4) (Could you make a proper context?) I feel/'m feeling I can do that.

Thank you very much in advance. I will post a summary if I receive
enough responses.

Best wishes,

Kagoshima Women's College, Japan
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