LINGUIST List 15.1155

Thu Apr 8 2004

All: LINGUIST List Brain Teasers

Editor for this issue: Neil Salmond <>


  1. linguist, LINGUIST List Brain Teasers
  2. linguist, How to Donate...
  3. linguist, Contributors So Far....

Message 1: LINGUIST List Brain Teasers

Date: 8 Apr 2004 22:19:16 -0000
From: linguist <>
Subject: LINGUIST List Brain Teasers

Dear LINGUIST List Subscribers,

As many of you have already found out, this year we have thought of
yet another wonderful, exciting way to thank our generous donors.
How, you may ask...why, through LINGUIST List Brain Teasers!

Each week we will unveil a brain teaser in the form of a riddle or
question, and everyone who donates $25.00 or more gets a chance to
answer this question and win a wonderful prize donated to us by one of
our supporting publishers!

Two weeks ago, the question was:

	*"What is the strangest TRUE linguistic fact that you have

Congratulations to an anonymous winner, who astounded us all with this

	*"Subjects of negative sentences in Kawaiisu are all accusative."

Our anonymous winner has won a one-year subscription to Mouton de
Gruyter's journal, Linguistics!

AND, last week's question was a morphology problem:

	mato buol "your mother runs"
 baku keol "his dog eats"
 matil seol "my mother plays"
 bua "I run"
 bue "you run"
 apro buol "your father runs"
 see "you play"
 bakil seol "my dog plays"
 kea "I eat"
 apru keol "his father eats"
 matu buol "his mother run"
 foa "I walk"
 foe "you walk"
 bako buol "your dog runs"

 How would you say "My father walks"?

Congratulations to a winner who preferred to remain anonymous, who
correctly answered our attempt at holiday humor:

	*"april fool!"

Our winner will receive a one-year subscription to Mouton de Gruyter's
journal, Intercultural Pragmatics!1


This week's question is:

The following is a transcription of the numbers 1 - 10 in a language:

ngot, nish, nswe, nyw, nyanen, ngodwadso, no'ek, shwadso, zhak, mdadso

Can you guess the language family? Extra points if you can guess the
actual language...

If you think you may know the answer, you can win this fabulous prize
generously donated by Cambridge University Press:

	*A one year subscription to one of the following journals:

	Annual Review of Applied Linguistics
	Applied Pyscholinguistics
	Bilingualism: Language and Cognition
	English Language and Linguistics
	English Today
	Journal of Child Language
	Journal of French Language Studies
	Journal of Linguistics
	Journal of the International Phonetic Association
	Language in Society
	Language Teaching
	Language Variation and Change
	Natural Language Engineering
	Studies in Second Language Acquisition

HURRY! This prize will only be offered through Wednesday April 14, 2004!

To try your hand at our BrainTeasers, please visit the following page:

All winners will be announced on the LINGUIST List.

Thank you again for your generous support!

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Message 2: How to Donate...

Date: 8 Apr 2004 22:04:20 -0000
From: linguist <>
Subject: How to Donate...

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Message 3: Contributors So Far....

Date: 8 Apr 2004 22:12:51 -0000
From: linguist <>
Subject: Contributors So Far....

Angels�($1000 and over) 
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Linguistic Society of America

Mainstays�($100 to $1000) 
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Adam Werle
Andrew Carnie
Arienne M. Dwyer
Arnold M. Zwicky
Barbara H Partee
Bernadine W. Raiskums
Bernard Hodes Group
Bernard Spolsky
Bruce Fraser
Carolyn G. Hartnett
Carolyn Hartnett
Catherine Walter
Cathy Ball
Colin Phillips and Andrea Zukowski
D. Terence Langendoen
Dan I. Slobin
Danny Moates
Diana Chirita
Diane Massam and Yves Roberge
Donna Christian
Doug Whalen
Douglas Dee
Dr. MJ Hardman
E. Wayles Browne
Earl M. Herrick
Elaine Francis and Alex Francis
Elizabeth D. Liddy
elly van gelderen
Ernest McCarus
Geoffrey Nunberg
Heather McCallum-Bayliss
Heike Behrens
Holly E. Jacobson - UNT HSC
J L G Escribano
James J. Jenkins
James Pustejovsky
Jeanette Gundel
Jeff Good
Jerry McMenamin
John Kingston
John Lawler
Julie Auger
Karen Milligan
Keren Rice
Kevin R. gregg
Kirk Hazen
Laura Callahan
Laura Wagner
Linda Stump Rashidi
Linda Thornburg and Klaus Panther
Margaret Winters and Geoff Nathan
Martha Ratliff
Mary Bucholtz
Mary Shapiro
Michael Hess
Michael Silverstein
Michael Swan
Minako O'Hagan
Monica Macaulay and Joe Salmons
Natasha Warner
Nobuko Koyama-Murakami
Northeastern University
Pam and Allen Munro
Rebecca Larche Morten
Ren�e Galvis
Ronnie B. Wilbur, Purdue
Sally McConnell-Ginet
Shirley Silver
Susan Fischer
The Columbia School Linguistic Society CSLING.ORG
Theo Vennemann
World Wide Words
Zenzi M. Griffin
Zvjezdana Vrzic
Plus 9 anonymous donors

Supporters�($50 to $100) 
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Akira Ishikawa
Alfredo Torrejon
Anja Wanner
Anke Luedeling
Anne Bezuidenhout
Anthony R. Davis
Antonella Sorace
Aritz Irurtzun
ASIA CALL Association
Azita Taleghani
Baden Hughes
Barbara Herrarte
Barbara Stiebels
Barbara Zurer Pearson
Bernhard Hurch
Between Stress and Tone conference
Carmen Kelling
Catherine Rudin
Centro Giacomo Piuccini - Italian language school
Charles T. Scott
Cheryl Zoll
Christiane Hohenstein
Christine Gunlogson
Christopher Johnson
Clyde Hankey
Cornelia Tschichold
Cornelia Verspoor and Vicente Uceda
Daniel Currie Hall
David Denison
David J. Holsinger
Donna Lardiere
Edward Garrett
Elena Tapia
Elizabeth Strand and Frederick Parkinson
Eric J. Breck
Eugenia Casielles
Francesca Del Gobbo
Francisco Dubert
Frauke Zeller
Gene Gragg
George F. Aubin
Georgette Jabbour
Gerardo A Lorenzino
Gerhard Jaeger
Gilbert C. Rappaport
Gisela Redeker
Heidi Harley, University of Arizona
Hernan Emilio Perez
Igor Z. Zagar
Ingo Plag
J.D. Bobaljik
James Vanden Bosch
Jean Mulder
Jennifer Cole
Joana Rossello Ximenes
Joanne Scheibman
Job M. van Zuijlen
Jon Nissenbaum
Josep M. Fontana and Louise McNally
Josep Quer
Joseph F. Eska
K K Luke
Kate Paesani
Katherine Appleby
Katherine Philbin
Katy Carlson
Kniffka, Hannes & Gabriele
Larisa Zlatic
Larry LaFond
Laurie Zaring
Loraine K Obler
maike engelhardt
Maite Taboada
Mary Ruth Wise
Meghan O'Donnell
Mira Ariel
Nancy Niedzielski
Nancy Stenson
Naomi Ogasawara
Neil Olsen
New York University
Nikolaus Ritt
Peter Richtsmeier
Pius ten Hacken
Pusch, Claus D.
Regina Morin
Revue Romane
Rochelle Lieber
roy heilala
S.J. Hannahs
Samuel Ethan Fox
Sanford Steever
School of Languages, North-West University (Potchefstroom Campus),
	South Africa
Scott Jackson
Scott McGinnis
Scott Schwenter
Seizi Iwata
Shanley Allen
Stefan Engelberg
Stefan Th. Gries
Stefano Bertolo
Stuart Davis
Susanne Bartke
T.-S. Pavlidou
Tania Ionin
Theresa Biberauer
Tom Roeper
Tom Wasow
Tom Wasow, Stanford University
Trudy Smoke
University of Toronto
Veronika Koller
William D. Lewis
Plus 13 anonymous donors

Donors�(Up to $50) 
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A.-M. Olsen
Adam Schembri
Adrienne Bruyn
Agnes Sandor
Albert Ortmann
Alberto Bustos
Alina Villalva
Anders Ahlqvist
Andrea G. Osburne
Angela Paiva Dionisio
Ann Evans
Anna Fagan
Anna-Maria De Cesare
Anne Reboul
Aoju Chen, University of Nijmegen
Aris Xanthos
Baauw, Sergio
Barbara Kuehnert
Benedetta Bassetti
Brent Mykel Henderson
Brianna G. Rauschuber
Brook Lillehaugen
Bruce Downing
Bruno Estigarribia
Bubel, Claudia
Bubenhofer, Noah
Camilla Wide
carol myers-scotton
Catherine Fortin
Chad Nilep
Chao-Yang Lee
Chienjer Charles Lin
Chris Heffer
Chris Sams
Christian Hying
Christiane Dalton-Puffer
Christofori, Ulrike
Cynthia Edmiston
Cynthia Gordon
Daniel G. Tight
David Gaatone
Deborah Tannen
Diana Apoussidou
Diana C. Cook
Dirk Noel
Don Rubin
Don Salting
Donna E Cromer
Douglas Lightfoot
Dr Ricardo Bermudez-Otero
Dr. Jean-Marc Dewaele
Dylan Herrick
Edith Schlag, MSc
Eileen Smith
Elisabeth van der Linden
Elizabeth Grace Winkler
Elizabeth J. Erling
Elizabeth Stein
Emily Kidder
Eric Russell-Webb
Fay Wouk
Fernanda Ferreira
Florian Jaeger
Frank Domahs
Fred Cummins
Gail Coelho
Hany Babu M.T.
Hartmut Lenk, Helsinki
Heather Lee Taylor
Heike Zinsmeister
Hirono Mogi
Hisae K Shea
Hortensia Curell
Huei-ling Lai
Hugo Quene
H�kan Casares
Ilana Mezhevich
Istvan Kecskes
J. Spenader
James E. Lavine
James L. Fidelholtz, Rosa G. Montes
James Sneddon
Jennifer Smith
Jenny Mittelstaedt
Jeongrae Lee
Jila Ghomeshi
Johanna Brugman
Johanna Laakso
John Archibald
John Beavers, Stanford University
John te Velde
Jonathan Glenn
Jose Ignacio Hualde
Josep Alba
Judith M.S. Pine
Judith W. Fuller
Julie Bruch
Karine Megerdoomian
Kean Kaufmann
Keigo Noda
Keith W. Slater
Ken Johnson
Kenneth Konopka
Lachlan Mackenzie
Lan-Hsin Chang
Lauren Hall-Lew
Leonardo Oliveira
Leslie Saxon
Line Mikkelsen
Lisa Davidson
Lisa Minnick
Lori Levin
Lorraine Leeson
Lucie Medova
Luis Vicente
Lurdes Teresa Lopes Jorge
Lutfi M Hussein
M. Doandes
maire noonan
Malais� V�ronique
Marek Koscielecki
Maren Pannemann
Margaret J-M Sonmez
Marie-Jos�e Goulet and Jo�l Bourgeoys
Marina Gorlach
Marion Krause
Marlyse Baptista
Martha McGinnis
Mary O'Brien
Mathias Schulze
Max Wheeler
Mehmet Yavas
Michael Cahill
Michael Wagner
Mikael Parkvall
Miriam Meyerhoff
Morris Salkoff
muracami madoca
Naomi Nagy
Neal Pearlmutter
Olena Drozd
Ora Matushansky
Patricia Cabredo Hofherr
Patrick Karl
Paul Fallon
PD Dr. Elisabeth Burr
Peter Gingiss
Phaedra Royle
Philippe Humbl�
Pierre Cintas
Polly LeBlanc
Ponchon Thierry
Professor Andrew Linn
Rene J. Valdes
Richard Waltereit
Roberta Chase-Borgatti
Rodrigo Guti�rrez-Bravo
Ron Schaefer
Ros Temple
Rose Thomas
Sara Meilijson
Scott F. Kiesling
Simon Smith
Simona Herdan
Sonja Launspach
SosaGomez Publicidad, Inc.
Stacy Krainz
Sumayya Racy
Susan Guion
Susan Tamasi
Suzanne Aalberse
Suzanne K. Hilgendorf - Wayne State University
Suzette Hayden Elgin, Ozark Center for Language Studies
Thomas Koller
Tometro Hopkins
Tomislav Stojanov
ULRIKE Janssen
University of Arizona
Uri Strauss
Ute Smit
V. J. Fedson
Valerie Sultan
Victoria V�zquez Rozas
Vieri Samek-Lodovici
vincent de rooij
Virginia LoCastro
Will Fitzgerald
Wim Vandenbussche
Yuki-Shige Tamura
zaida a. cintron
- Plus 44 anonymous donors



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 Kluwer Academic Publishers
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 Lincom GmbH 
 MIT Press
 Mouton de Gruyter
 Oxford University Press
 Routledge (Taylor and Francis)


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 Canadian Journal of Linguistics
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 Graduate Linguistic Students' Assoc., Umass

 International Pragmatics Assoc.
 Linguistic Assoc. of Finland
 MIT Working Papers in Linguistics
 Multilingual Matters
 Pacific Linguistics
 Palgrave Macmillan
 Pearson Longman
 SIL International
 St. Jerome Publishing Ltd.
 Utrecht Institute of Linguistics



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