LINGUIST List 13.1982

Fri Jul 26 2002

Qs: Basque Syllable Structure, "face/eye" Lexeme

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  1. Oroitz Jauregi, syllable structure of Basque
  2. george huttar, 'face' = 'eye'

Message 1: syllable structure of Basque

Date: Wed, 24 Jul 2002 05:07:06 +0000
From: Oroitz Jauregi <>
Subject: syllable structure of Basque

Dear Linguists, 

I am Oroitz Jauregi, a PhD student who is writing a dissertation on
Basque Syllable Structure. My perspective is phonological but I want
to make a phonetic corpus description. Can anyone point me to know how
much time of recording would be a reasonable sample? 

Thanks, Oroitz
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Message 2: 'face' = 'eye'

Date: Fri, 26 Jul 2002 08:39:22 -0400
From: george huttar <>
Subject: 'face' = 'eye'

I am seeking information on how widespread, typologically and
geographically, is the occurrence of a single lexeme for 'face' and
'eye'. E. Andersen 1978 (in vol. 3 of _Universals of Human Language_)
reports it for Sango, Tarascan, and 30 or so Mayan languages. It has
also been reported for Ijo and for Berbice Dutch Creole.
Where else is it found?
Thanks for your help. I'll post a summary if interest warrants.
 George Huttar
 Box 24686
 00502 Karen
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