LINGUIST List 15.1150

Thu Apr 8 2004

Qs: Sonorant Consonants; Icelandic Auxiliaries

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  1. Yuri Tambovtsev, Tambovtsev's discovery fo the sonorant consonants
  2. Jennifer Culbertson, Icelandic auxiliaries

Message 1: Tambovtsev's discovery fo the sonorant consonants

Date: Tue, 30 Mar 2004 19:09:41 +0600
From: Yuri Tambovtsev <yutambmail.cis.ru>
Subject: Tambovtsev's discovery fo the sonorant consonants


Dear Linguistlist colleagues, 

I have computed several Turkic languages (among them Tatar, Turkish,
Turkmen, Bashkir, Jakut, Shor, Altaj-Kizhi, Azeri, Tuvinian, etc.). I
discovered that by the Chi-squire criterion the sonorant consonants
occur at the end of the word (Auslaut) more than at the beginning of
the word (Anlaut). It is usually several times greater. I wonder if it
is the same in other world languages? I mean if the tendency of the
greater occurence of sonorants at the end of the word is usual for
other language families. I plan to verify it on the texts of the
Tungus-Manchurian, Paleo-Asiatic, Indo-European, Finno-Ugric,
Samoyedic and Finno-Ugric language families. I am writing an article
on the use of the sonorant consonants at the beginning and end of the
word in Turkic and the other languages. Looking to hearing from you to
yutambhotmail.com

Remain yours sincerely, 
Yuri Tambovtsev
yutambhotmail.com 
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Message 2: Icelandic auxiliaries

Date: Mon, 29 Mar 2004 20:14:39 -0500 (EST)
From: Jennifer Culbertson <Jennifer_Culbertsonbrown.edu>
Subject: Icelandic auxiliaries

Dear linguists,

I am current working on an honors thesis, and I'm seeking some
information on the Icelandic auxiliaries 'hafa' and 'vera'. Ideally
I'm hoping to find a list of intransitive verbs and which of the
auxiliaries each verb uses when forming the compound past
tense. Alternatively a list of verbs that typically take 'vera' when
forming the compound past tense would also help me out immensely. Can
anyone help me out?

Thanks,
Jenny Culbertson 

Subject-Language: Icelandic; Code: ICE 
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