LINGUIST List 14.1652

Wed Jun 11 2003

Qs: Vowel-initial Syllables; Intro/Ling CD's

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  1. Katalin Balogne Berces, Query: onsetless syllables
  2. Jeff Ruth, CDs for Intro Ling class?

Message 1: Query: onsetless syllables

Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2003 14:59:50 +0100 (BST)
From: Katalin Balogne Berces <>
Subject: Query: onsetless syllables

Dear Linguists,

I would like to collect information on the cross-linguistic
distribution and behaviour of vowel-initial syllables. For example, is
there any implicational relationship between the occurrence of
word-initial and word-medial ones, e.g., do you always have hiatuses
in languages with vowel-initial words? Or, do you know of any cases
where vowel-initial words behave in a special way?

Many thanks,
Katalin Balogne Berces

Katalin Balogne Berces (bbk)
* PhD student, English Linguistics PhD Programme,
 Eotvos Lorand University, Ajtosi Durer sor 19-21,
 Budapest, H-1146, Hungary
* assistant lecturer, Dept. of English Language
 and Literature, Pazmany Peter Catholic University,
 Piliscsaba, H-2081, Hungary
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Message 2: CDs for Intro Ling class?

Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2003 11:09:23 +0000
From: Jeff Ruth <>
Subject: CDs for Intro Ling class?

I'm looking for suggestions of CDs (audio practice, exercises, etc.)
that I might buy to supplement the text for Intro to Linguistics
course this fall.

Thanks in advance,

Jeff Ruth 
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