LINGUIST List 12.743

Sun Mar 18 2001

Qs: Takhelne/Gaelic Link, Morphological Ambiguity

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  1.>, Takhelne Indian/Gaelic Link
  2. Karen Froud, Morphological ambiguity

Message 1: Takhelne Indian/Gaelic Link

Date: Sat, 17 Mar 2001 22:23:08 -0500
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Subject: Takhelne Indian/Gaelic Link

Several years ago (late seventies/early eighties) Barry Fell (author of
America BC) seems to have suggested that "the vocabulary and grammar of a
group of Carrier Indians in BC (Takhelne) ... is a Creole Celtic tongue
related to Gaelic."

Does anyone know if this suggestion came to anything (including debunking!)?

Thanks in advance,

Robert Orr

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Message 2: Morphological ambiguity

Date: Sun, 18 Mar 2001 13:19:30 -0000
From: Karen Froud <>
Subject: Morphological ambiguity

Dear Linguists,
I'm trying to think of a novel example of a structurally ambiguous word 
- being tired of unlockable, undoable, untieable - for my first year 
undergraduate Introduction to Syntax assignment. Any fun examples you 
can share with me? I'll gladly post a list back if there are enough 
Thanks, and best wishes -

Karen Froud

School of Psychology
Birkbeck College
Malet Street
London WC1E 7HX

Tel. 020 7631 6324
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