LINGUIST List 11.2393

Sun Nov 5 2000

Qs: Rotuman Characters/HTML, Etymological Research

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  1. Hans Schmidt, Rotuman Characters/HTML fonts
  2. Donald Stahl, History of Etymological Scholarship

Message 1: Rotuman Characters/HTML fonts

Date: Fri, 3 Nov 2000 10:04:40 +1100
From: Hans Schmidt <Schmidt_HVANUATU.USP.AC.FJ>
Subject: Rotuman Characters/HTML fonts

Dear Linguists,
we want to make the Rotuman dictionary available online.
How can we display special characters like the 5 basic vowels with a macron,
an "a" with one dot underneath, an "a" with one dot on top, and perhaps all
of these in CAPS as well?
Thank you very much for your help.

Dr Hans Schmidt
Pacific Languages Unit
University of the South Pacific
P.M.Bag 072, Port Vila, Vanuatu
Fax (+678) 22 633
Tel. (+678) 22748
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Message 2: History of Etymological Scholarship

Date: Fri, 3 Nov 2000 18:04:24 -0800
From: Donald Stahl <>
Subject: History of Etymological Scholarship

Asking sci.lang produced no result, so I'm forced to trouble this distinguished List.

Can anyone direct me to any accounts of the growth of etymological
knowledge? Tangential disquisitions welcome too.

Thanks in advance.

Best wishes,

Donald E. Stahl 12545 Olive Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63141-6311 USA tel: 314-567-8845
 Otiosa Sedulitas 

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