LINGUIST List 13.925

Wed Apr 3 2002

Qs: Case Alternation, Fonts Across Platforms

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  1. susann fischer, Case alternation
  2. Geoffrey S. Nathan, Advice on fonts across platforms

Message 1: Case alternation

Date: Tue, 2 Apr 2002 15:15:03 +0200
From: susann fischer <>
Subject: Case alternation

Dear Linguists,

I am looking for languages that show a Case alternation (Partitive 
[Genitive]/Accusative) in the underlying position of the internal 
argument of the sort observed in the Slavic languages and Finnish. Do 
you know any other languages of this type? 
If you happen to know any, please answer to my e-mail address below, I 
will post a summary of the answers on the list.

Thanks a lot
Susann Fischer

Susann Fischer
Linguistic Department
University of Potsdam
P.O. Box 601553
D-14415 Potsdam
Fon: x49-331-977-2734
Fax: x49-331-977-2087
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Message 2: Advice on fonts across platforms

Date: Wed, 03 Apr 2002 09:53:30 -0600
From: Geoffrey S. Nathan <>
Subject: Advice on fonts across platforms

I have a colleague who is working with a research assistant on
transcribing data in Tamil. They would like to be able to share
files, but one works in Mac and the other in the Windows world. They
have a preference for a standard IPA-style of transcription. Does
anyone have a suggestion for a 'font solution'? Much of the data is
already transcribed using SIL's IPA font for the PC, but alternative
ideas would be very greatly appreciated.

Geoff Nathan

Geoffrey S. Nathan
Department of Linguistics
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
Carbondale, IL, 62901-4517
Phone: (618) 453-3421 (Morning Office) / FAX (618) 453-6527
 (618) 453-6231 (Afternoon Office)
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