LINGUIST List 11.52

Fri Jan 14 2000

Qs: Etymology, Frequency Word Lists, Ling Posters

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  1. Ronald E.Emmerick, "Etymologies are either obvious or wrong"
  2. Lidia Lluis, frequency word lists for German, French, Spanish and Italian
  3. Mark Turner, Linguistic posters?

Message 1: "Etymologies are either obvious or wrong"

Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2000 13:36:43 +0000
From: Ronald E.Emmerick <emmerickuni-hamburg.de>
Subject: "Etymologies are either obvious or wrong"

"Etymologies are either obvious or wrong". This is a saying I first
heard from my former teacher in Cambridge, the late Sir Harold Bailey,
who also knew its source. I made a note of it but cannot find it. I
thought it was an American linguist but I am not sure. It has been
suggested it may be Meillet, but no one has so far been able to give me
chapter and verse. It is not in the OED.

- 
Prof. Dr. Ronald E. Emmerick
Hamburg University
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Message 2: frequency word lists for German, French, Spanish and Italian

Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2000 16:20:41 +0100
From: Lidia Lluis <Lidia_Lluissail-labs.es>
Subject: frequency word lists for German, French, Spanish and Italian



I am looking for frequency word lists for German, French, Spanish and Italian,
extracted from written texts.

Thanks.
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Message 3: Linguistic posters?

Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2000 10:20:36 -0500
From: Mark Turner <mturnerhtech.com>
Subject: Linguistic posters?

I'm in a new office and have some walls to decorate.

I'd appreciate hearing about posters or prints on any 
linguistic topic: language family trees, IPA symbols, 
language or dialect maps, grammatical diagrams, 
early dictionaries, writing systems (Rosetta Stone?),
old phonetic instruments, or anything else.

Please mail me directly, and I'll post a summary of the 
responses.

Thanks,

Mark Turner
mturnerhtech.com
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