LINGUIST List 13.2672

Wed Oct 16 2002

Qs: Pronunciation Poem, P-stranding Langs

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  1. Karen Smith, Pronunciation Poem
  2. Klaus Abels, Query: P-stranding languages

Message 1: Pronunciation Poem

Date: Wed, 16 Oct 2002 14:26:48 +0100
From: Karen Smith <karensfdp.co.uk>
Subject: Pronunciation Poem

Hello,

Just a quick query. I was wondering if someone could tell me the
author of the poem: 'Hints on Pronunciation for Foreigners' /
'English' and when it was written. You know the one: 'I take it you
already know, Of tough and bough and cough and dough?'. The web is
giving more than one author and I just wondered which was correct.

best wishes,

Karen

Karen Smith | PhD Student | Dept. of Russian and Slavonic Studies |
University of Sheffield
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Message 2: Query: P-stranding languages

Date: Wed, 16 Oct 2002 10:29:58 -0400
From: Klaus Abels <klaus.abelsuconn.edu>
Subject: Query: P-stranding languages

Dear colleagues,

I am interested in finding out which languages outside of Germanic
allow adpositing stranding. I am familiar with claims that adposition
stranding is allowed in Kru languages, in Portuguese based Creoles, in
certain varieties of North American French (e.g. Prince Edward Island
French), and in colloquial Welsh. I would be greatful for information
concerning adposition stranding in other languages and relevant
bibliographic information.

I will post a summary.

Klaus Abels
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