LINGUIST List 11.1190

Thu May 25 2000

Qs: Yukaghir texts, Brazilian Portuguese

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  1. Elena Maslova, Yukaghir texts
  2. Akemi Yamashita, Politeness expression in Brazilian Portuguese

Message 1: Yukaghir texts

Date: Wed, 24 May 2000 14:51:28 +0100
From: Elena Maslova <>
Subject: Yukaghir texts

Dear colleagues,

We have prepared for publication a volume of Yukaghir texts, to appear
in Tunguso-Sibirica series. It contains 16 legends and fairytales in
two Yukaghir languages, Tundra and Kolyma Yukaghir (highly endangered
minority languages of Yakutia, ca. 50 and 150 speakers respectively).
The project involves scholars from Leiden University and University of
Bielefeld - unfortunately, neither of us is a native speaker of
English. That's why we need help in editing idiomatic translations of
the texts (they are translated in English, and a morph-to-morph
translation is also available). We would highly appreciate if somebody
would volunteer to read the translations.

Best regards,
Elena Maslova
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Message 2: Politeness expression in Brazilian Portuguese

Date: Thu, 25 May 2000 19:20:35 +0900
From: Akemi Yamashita <>
Subject: Politeness expression in Brazilian Portuguese

I would like to have some information about the politeness expression
in Brazilian Portuguese and the usage of the 2nd and 3rd person such as
"tu" and "voce" in Brazilian Portuguese which is written in the paper
or journal.

Thank you.

Akemi Yamashita
Dept. of International Applied Studies
Tokiwa University
1-430-1Miwa MIto-Shi
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