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Query Subject:   question: ivory tower
Author:   Misha Becker
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Historical Linguistics
Subject Language(s):  English

Query:   Hi linguists,

Does anyone know how the term ''ivory tower'' came to refer to academia, and
especially why it has a disparaging connotation? Did it always have this

Misha Becker

Sat, 15 Mar 1997 09:27:13 -0800
Ivan A Derzhanski

Having got myself into a discussion of phonology (not my linguistic forte)
on another, I feel it's time to appeal to the experts for advice.

* Do I understand correctly that the Maximal Onset Principle implies
that a VCCV sequence will always be syllabified as V-CCV if the CC
cluster in question can occur word-initially in the same language?

* Is the Maximal Onset Principle an absolute universal? If not, what
are (some of) the exceptions?

- Ivan A Derzhanski

Thu, 13 Mar 1997 21:14:49 -0800
Pedro de Cuba

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Hi Folks:

My mother used to sing us to sleep with a lullaby that SOUNDED as

Zeem, zeem, zeem
Aleman prozeem
Pero pero mi patroon
Sananko mi koket
Boochi chalie
Pan kaki=F1a
Yoko pra
Pra, pra

I would like to identify the lullaby, the language in which it is
written and, of course, the translation. Any help will be greatly
appreciated. If it of any help, I learned this lullaby (on Aruba)
phonetically since my mother knew the song but not its meaning.


LL Issue: 8.391
Date posted: 18-Mar-1997


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