LINGUIST List 15.2727
Fri Oct 01 2004
Qs: Chamorro Phonology; Nushu References
Editor for this issue: Ann Sawyer <sawyerlinguistlist.org>
Message 1: Chamorro Phonology
From: vivian bryan <vivianbumail.ucsb.edu>
Subject: Chamorro Phonology
I'm a UCSB graduate student working on a phonology paper involving
Spanish loan words in Chamorro, specifically liquids going to ''t'' in codas. Is
there any information, current research or other resources on Chamorro
syllable structure, on liquids of loan words becoming ''t'' in the coda when
nativized into Chamorro? Does this phenomenon exist in any other
language--r/l from loan words going to t in codas when nativized?
Please send information to my email, and I will summarize and post what I
receive to Linguist.
Linguistic Field(s): Phonology
Message 2: Nushu References
From: Gabriela Pérez Báez <gp22buffalo.edu>
Subject: Nushu References
I have noticed the recent outpour of articles on Nushu, described in the
media as possibly being the world's only language only spoken by women. I
have now numerous media articles and one or two scholarly publications,
but I'd like to get a hold of some reliable studies on the topic, touching
upon both the sociolinguistic aspects of a potentially gender-specific
language and the linguistic aspects such as whether Nushu was strictly a
writing system or whether it was also spoken.
I would be grateful for any information that might point me in the direction
of more complete data on Nushu.
Gabriela P?rez B?ez
University at Buffalo
Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
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