LINGUIST List 14.569

Wed Feb 26 2003

Qs: French/Spanish Trills, Kind/Type Nouns

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  1. Jen Mah, French 'r', Spanish 'rr'
  2. R W, Corpus with Kind/Type information

Message 1: French 'r', Spanish 'rr'

Date: Wed, 26 Feb 2003 12:18:48 +0000
From: Jen Mah <>
Subject: French 'r', Spanish 'rr'


Does anyone know of any work done on the representation of French
uvular trill /R/ and/or Spanish trill 'rr' in a Feature Geometry
framework? They could be written in either English, French, or
Spanish. I'll post a summary of replies.


Jen Mah 

Subject-Language: French;Spanish; Code: SPN 
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Message 2: Corpus with Kind/Type information

Date: Tue, 25 Feb 2003 20:38:54 +0000
From: R W <>
Subject: Corpus with Kind/Type information

I am interested in doing some machine learning work with nouns that
can be either kinds/types or instances. For example: ''Dogs eat
meat.'' ''The dog is brown.'' In the first sentence, ''dogs'' is a
type noun. In the second sentence ''dog'' is an instance. I would
like to find some piece of text somewhere that has this distinction
annotated. Does this exist? Thank you for any information.
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