LINGUIST List 14.2508

Mon Sep 22 2003

Qs: Human Rights Lang; Geminate/Ejective Consonants

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  1. chodkiew, The language of human rights
  2. john davis, geminates and ejectives

Message 1: The language of human rights

Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2003 18:47:36 +0200 (CEST)
From: chodkiew <>
Subject: The language of human rights

Dear List Members

I am looking for articles, books, thesis... (in any language, but
preferably English, French, Spanish... or Arabic) dealing with the
language of human rights. I have looked here an there on the Internet
but I have found almost NOTHING to my surprise.

Any indication would be very very helpful.

I am interested in the "linguistic" and in the "philosophical" aspects of the 
subject, mainly : terminology, discourse, translation... and anything else 
you can indicate.

Many thanks in anticipation

Christine Chodkiewicz
Researcher at the National Center for Scientific Research, Paris, France
Laboratoire de Linguistique Informatique de l'Universit´┐Ż de Paris 13
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Message 2: geminates and ejectives

Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2003 13:41:37 -0700 (PDT)
From: john davis <>
Subject: geminates and ejectives

There are languages with geminate consonants, such as Italian and
Japanese. There are languages with ejective consonants, such as
Armenian and Quechua. Are there any languages which have both
geminate consonants and ejective consonants? This question is not
about geminate ejectives, but whether there is a language with any
geminate consonants and, in addition, any ejective consonants. I
suspect that there are no languages having both ejectives and
geminates, but I don't know for sure. I will post a summary of any

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