LINGUIST List 11.2450

Sun Nov 12 2000

Qs: South Korean Honorific Words,Garawa stress

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  1. Eunsook Sung, Honorific Words in South Korean
  2. Birgit Alber, Garawa stress pattern

Message 1: Honorific Words in South Korean

Date: Sat, 11 Nov 2000 23:07:51 CST
From: Eunsook Sung <>
Subject: Honorific Words in South Korean

Whom it may concern...

My name is Eunsook Sung and I came from South Korea..
Now I am studying at University of Nebraska at Kearney.
The reason I wrote is for your help...
I am taking linguistics class this semester and I have to hand in final 
research paper and I decided that my subject for my paper is about 
"honorific words in South Korea".
I thought that it will be not hard because Korean is my native language but 
during the researching for this and I found that it was very hard to find 
some sources..
I looked for some sources related to my subject and I couldn't find sources.
I was also send e-mail to our some organizations but I didn't get any 
information from them until now..
I got this e-mail address from my linguistics teacher so I am sending this 
mail here for help...
If you have any sources for "honorific words in South Korea", then please 
let me know or could you send me that information..

If you give me a information for this, it will be great help for my research 
I am really looking forward to getting information from you...

Thank you very much for reading my mail...

Thank you again...


Eunsook Sung
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Message 2: Garawa stress pattern

Date: Sun, 12 Nov 2000 10:40:53 +0200
From: Birgit Alber <alberMailer.Uni-Marburg.DE>
Subject: Garawa stress pattern

Dear LINGUIST-readers,

I am looking for information about the stress pattern of the Australian
language GARAWA.

Based on work by Furby (1974), analysts usually describe the Garawa stress
pattern as:

- Assign main stress (1) to the first syllable
- Assign secondary stress (2) to the penultimate syllable
- Assign tertiary stress (3) to all even-numbered syllables counting from
the penultimate
i.e.: 10, 100, 1020, 10020, 103020, 1003020, 10303020
(Hayes 1995)

I have heard that the pattern at least of modern Garawa is actually very
different, but I could not find any descriptions.

Does anybody know more about the stress pattern of Garawa or can point out
some reference?


Birgit Alber
35032 Marburg

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