LINGUIST List 11.1005

Wed May 3 2000

Qs: Soundex Algorithm, Grammaticalization of Shape

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  1. Walter Siegrist, Phonetic search algorithm (Soundex algorithm) for Italian and French
  2. Xenia Guiliarova, grammaticalization of (geometrical)shape

Message 1: Phonetic search algorithm (Soundex algorithm) for Italian and French

Date: Tue, 2 May 2000 15:26:43 +0200
From: Walter Siegrist <walter.siegristinfexpert.com>
Subject: Phonetic search algorithm (Soundex algorithm) for Italian and French



May I ask for your help on my particular 
problem: I have to adapt a phonetic seach algorithm (Soundex algorithm) from 
English to Italian language. Are you aware of any lists available in the 
internet that compare the phonetic representations of vowels, consonants and 
combinations of two consonants for Italian language (maybe for French as well) 

Thanks very much for your help!

Regards,

Walter Siegrist, M.D.
mail: 
wsiegristdatacomm.ch

homepage: 
http://www.datacomm.ch/wsiegrist
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Message 2: grammaticalization of (geometrical)shape

Date: Tue, 2 May 2000 08:49:18 -0400
From: Xenia Guiliarova <xeniaLOGIC.AT>
Subject: grammaticalization of (geometrical)shape

Dear Colleages,

 I am a PhD student at the Department for Theoretical and
 Applied Linguistics, Faculty of Philology, Moscow State University.
 My dissertation is devoted to the categorization and
 conceptualization of shape of physical objects in world languages.

 I am interested in all sorts of grammaticalization of shape
 (numeral classifiers, noun classes, classificatory verbs, derivational
 elements, ets.) in the following languages:

 Japanese, Chinese, Vietnamese, Burmese, Na-Dene
 languages, Bantu

 I would be grateful for any references, comments and especially
 for the data from the other little-known languages.

 Xenia Guiliarova
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