LINGUIST List 12.224

Sun Jan 28 2001

Qs: German Verbology, Sound Symbolism/Chinese

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  1. Raija Solatie, Vl: trennbare und untrennbare Vorsilben
  2. Hiroaki Kitano, Sound symbolism in Chinese

Message 1: Vl: trennbare und untrennbare Vorsilben

Date: Thu, 25 Jan 2001 19:43:18 +0200
From: Raija Solatie <>
Subject: Vl: trennbare und untrennbare Vorsilben

Hello my colleagues,

I am going to do my new research on German verbology. I am looking
forreferencies for studies on compound verbs. I call them in German
"Verben mit trennbaren und untrennbaren Vorsilben". For example:
verteilen, vorteilen, mitteilen, austeilen,
beiteilen//�bergehen,�bersetzen,�berqueren,�berrieseln etc. I
am specially interested in their composition in syntactic and semantic
frameworks, and in differences between their senses with differents
"Vorsilben" and also without them.

I would be happy for your help.

Raija Solatie

Mme Raija Solatie
Kaskihara 20
02340 Espoo 
t�l : +358-9-8136989
courriel :
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Message 2: Sound symbolism in Chinese

Date: Fri, 26 Jan 2001 12:55:32 +0900
From: Hiroaki Kitano <>
Subject: Sound symbolism in Chinese

Dear LINGUIST members,

A student of mine and I are interested in sound 
symbolism (onomatopoeia) in Chinese (especially 
Mandarin). We would be grateful if you point us 
to any work on this topic (whether written in 
Chinese, English, Japanese or any language). 
Please reply directly to me at:

Thank you.

Hiroaki KITANO
Aichi University of Education, Japan
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