LINGUIST List 12.1831

Mon Jul 16 2001

Qs: "arigato", Receptive Single Word Vocab Test

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  1. Jonathan Lewis, Origins of Arigato
  2. Karen Condouris, receptive vocabulary measure with phonemic foils

Message 1: Origins of Arigato

Date: Sun, 15 Jul 2001 11:05:07 +0900
From: Jonathan Lewis <jrl_msga2.so-net.ne.jp>
Subject: Origins of Arigato

Would someone be so kind as to confirm whether the common Japanese word for
thankyou, "arigato", comes from the Portuguese "obligado"? According to the
Kojien dictionary, "arigato" is a euphonic change from "arigataku", which
sounds much less similar to the Portuguese word.

Thanks in advance,

Jonathan Lewis

Tokyo Denki University
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Message 2: receptive vocabulary measure with phonemic foils

Date: Mon, 16 Jul 2001 16:31:34 -0400
From: Karen Condouris <kcondourBU.EDU>
Subject: receptive vocabulary measure with phonemic foils

I am searching for a standardized test of receptive single word vocabulary
that includes phonemic as well as semantic foils. Any information would be
appreciated.


Karen Condouris
Boston University School of Medicine
Lab of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience
Kcondourbu.edu
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