LINGUIST List 10.461

Mon Mar 29 1999

Qs: Adjective Construction, UNIX Tools,'Ouch'

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  1. Mikio Hashimoto, Adjective Plus for/of Construction
  2. Jeff ALLEN, Controlled Language tools
  3. Fred Cummins, Ouch...

Message 1: Adjective Plus for/of Construction

Date: Mon, 29 Mar 1999 16:15:46 +0900
From: Mikio Hashimoto <mikiohacc.oita-u.ac.jp>
Subject: Adjective Plus for/of Construction

Can anybody provide references, pointers, or other tips with regard to
adjective & interpretation of the constructions, such as "It is foolish for/
of John to go there."?In particular ,an adjective "careful"?
(Could you give me your judgement of the following sentences?)
(1)<John was careful to burn the documents.>
(2)<It was careful of John to burn the edocuments.>
(3)<It was careful for John to burn the documents.>
Thank you in advance.

Yuko K.
E-mail: kobufat.coara.or.jp
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Message 2: Controlled Language tools

Date: Sat, 27 Mar 1999 18:46:44 +0200
From: Jeff ALLEN <jeffelda.fr>
Subject: Controlled Language tools

I am forwarding this message to a few lists for Guy Hazell. Please
contact him directly at <Guy.Hazellasml.nl> for more details 
regarding his needs for the development of controlled language tools.

Best,

Jeff Allen



Hello everybody,

I have recently created a controlled language for my
company. 
As a part of the further development in the use of this
language within the company I am looking into the
availability of tools for using the language.

We are operating on the unix platform and using Framemaker
as our main production tool. What I am looking for is an
existing tool, or a company that may be able to develop a 
tool that can be a dictionary/grammar and rule checker on
this platform.

Has anybody any knowledge that could help me.

Thanks. 
Guy Hazell <guy.hazellasml.nl>



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Tel: (+33) 1.43.13.33.33 - Fax: (+33) 1.43.13.33.30
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Message 3: Ouch...

Date: Mon, 29 Mar 1999 10:55:13 +0200
From: Fred Cummins <fredsedano.idsia.ch>
Subject: Ouch...

In English (at least in Ireland and I think America) kids
who hurt themselves say /aU/. As I recall, in Germany it
was /'aU.wa/. My 3-year old tells me the Swiss-Italian kids
in playschool say /'ai.ja/. Clearly there is no universal
(though it would hardly be surprising if initial
stress/accent on bisyllabic forms were universal). Can you
provide me with more regional variants? Is there dialectal
variation within a language?

If responses warrant, I'll summarize.

Fred

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