LINGUIST List 10.1937

Tue Dec 14 1999

Qs: Translation of Compound Nouns, Lang vs Dialect

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  1. Oliver Cromm, Machine Translation of Compound nouns
  2. George Fowler, Source of famous pithy saying about language vs. dialect

Message 1: Machine Translation of Compound nouns

Date: Mon, 13 Dec 1999 20:34:25 +0900 (JST)
From: Oliver Cromm <ocrommicsd4.tj.chiba-u.ac.jp>
Subject: Machine Translation of Compound nouns


Dear Members,

I am a Ph.D. student working on machine translation of Compound Nouns,
especially from Japanese to German.

I would be grateful for information about new tendencies and experiments 
in the field, especially those including the use of corpora, statistics,
or word similarity.

If there are several answers, I may also post a summary.

Many thanks in advance.

Oliver Cromm
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Message 2: Source of famous pithy saying about language vs. dialect

Date: Tue, 14 Dec 1999 13:51:09 -0500
From: George Fowler <gfowlerindiana.edu>
Subject: Source of famous pithy saying about language vs. dialect

Greetings!

Does anyone know authoritatively what the source of the pithy 
catch-phrase about the difference between a language and a dialect 
being that a language has an army and a dialect doesn't? And how the 
original wording runs? In addition to posting an answer to the list, 
if you have one, could you please cc. a copy to me? Thanks in advance!

George Fowler
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