LINGUIST List 16.2628|
Mon Sep 12 2005
Qs: Hebrew Names; Phonemic Vowel Length and Music
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Phonemic Vowel Length and Music
Message 1: Hebrew Names
From: Vardit Haimi-Cohen <vardityale.edu>
Subject: Hebrew Names
I am a college student beginning a research project on Hebrew names, and
how they function in the trilateral-root/binyan system. I would be very
grateful for any suggestions for background reading either on names in
Hebrew, the linguisitic features of names in general, etc.
Subject Language(s): Hebrew (heb)
Message 2: Phonemic Vowel Length and Music
From: Julian Bradfield <jcbinf.ed.ac.uk>
Subject: Phonemic Vowel Length and Music
How do languages with phonemic vowel length (especially when there are
no quality distinctions between long and short versions) treat vocal music?
Or perhaps more accurately, how do people writing songs in such languages
Do they mostly preserve it, or mostly ignore it?
Is it perhaps the case that a short vowel can be extended to fit a long note,
but a long vowel cannot be shortened?
Thanks for any information - reply to me, and I'll summarize to the list.
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