LINGUIST List 13.46

Wed Jan 9 2002

Qs: "Basic" Cardinal Points, Yiddish Textbooks

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  1. Dmitri Evmenov, amount of "basic" cardinal points in various languages
  2. Richard Carlow, Yiddish texbooks for Spanish speakers

Message 1: amount of "basic" cardinal points in various languages

Date: Wed, 9 Jan 2002 22:16:55 +0300
From: Dmitri Evmenov <exebicheDE5327.spb.edu>
Subject: amount of "basic" cardinal points in various languages

Dear colleagues,

 There are four "basic" cardinal points in Russian (sever, yug,
 vostok, zapad), English (north, south, east, west) and German
 (Nord, S�d, Ost, West), "basic" in the sense that names of
 "intermediate" cardinal points are constructed from the names of
 the "basic" ones (e.g. severo-zapad, north-west, Nordost).

 In Finnish there are eight "basic" cardinal points, as the names
 of "north-west" (luode), "north-east" (koillinen), "south-west"
 (kaakko), and "south-east" (lounas) are not derived from the
 names of "north" (pohjoinen), "east" (it�), "south" (etel�), and
 "west" (l�nsi).

 Could you please let me know what other languages also have more
 than four "basic" cardinal points? Any pointers to literature,
 internet sources etc. will be gratefully accepted.

 I will post the resume.


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dmtr
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Message 2: Yiddish texbooks for Spanish speakers

Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2002 01:36:12 -0100
From: Richard Carlow <zishejazzfree.com>
Subject: Yiddish texbooks for Spanish speakers

Does anyone know of any Yiddish textbooks or materials for learning
Yiddish, for Spanish speakers, and how I could acquire them? 

Thanks very much.
Richard Carlow
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