LINGUIST List 10.375

Wed Mar 10 1999

Qs: 'I see'/'I mean', Twi (Asante), Haitian Creole

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  1. Robert Angelino, When/Where did "I see" mean "I understand"??
  2. Yelnuhmada, Searching for Twi (Asante) learning materials
  3. LEGER CATHERINE, Tense and aspect markers

Message 1: When/Where did "I see" mean "I understand"??

Date: Tue, 09 Mar 1999 15:43:56 -0700
From: Robert Angelino <Robert_Angelinohigh-tower.com>
Subject: When/Where did "I see" mean "I understand"??

I am interested in learning the history of the phrase 'I see' used to
mean
'I understand'. Any information or facts related to this would be very
much appreciated. Please respond if you have any linguistic or
historical
insight related to this question, or even if you have ideas on how I
might
research this information myself. (I have no linguistic background, so
no
suggestions or ideas are too obvious- any and all responses will be most

welcome.)

Thank you in advance.

- 
Robert Angelino
Director of Software Development
High Tower Software Inc.
(949) 852-2233
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Message 2: Searching for Twi (Asante) learning materials

Date: Tue, 9 Mar 1999 21:31:56 EST
From: Yelnuhmada <Yelnuhmadaaol.com>
Subject: Searching for Twi (Asante) learning materials

 I am in search of learning materials (preferably online, but anything
will do) for Asante Twi. I have got a book of basic grammar and vocabulary,
but would like to learn more. Does anyone have any ideas?
 Thanks,
 Adam
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Message 3: Tense and aspect markers

Date: Tue, 9 Mar 1999 16:12:04 -0500 (EST)
From: LEGER CATHERINE <d126514er.uqam.ca>
Subject: Tense and aspect markers

I would like to address a question to the linguistic community. I have
working on tense and aspect. In Haitian Creole, the marker for the
progressive (imperfective) and the marker for the future is homophonous. I
was wondering if this a common phenomenon in the languages of the world,
that is if it is common for the marker for imperfective and the marker for
future to be homophonous. The answers can be mailed at the following
adress: d126514er.uqam.ca
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