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LINGUIST List 17.313

Mon Jan 30 2006

Qs: Suppletive Comparative Adjectives; Dictionaries

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        1.    Jonathan Bobaljik, Suppletive Comparative Adjectives
        2.    Sarah Harmon, Frankish and (Classical) Arabic Dictionaries

Message 1: Suppletive Comparative Adjectives
Date: 30-Jan-2006
From: Jonathan Bobaljik <jonathan.bobaljikuconn.edu>
Subject: Suppletive Comparative Adjectives

For a current project, I would like to consult a list of adjectives that
undergo suppletion in the formation of the comparative, as in English (and
other Indo-European languages):

good --> better (*gooder)

A pointer to a reference would be very welcome. On the chance that no
comprehensive list has been compiled, I am interested in collecting
examples, and will put a list together.


Linguistic Field(s): Morphology

Message 2: Frankish and (Classical) Arabic Dictionaries
Date: 28-Jan-2006
From: Sarah Harmon <seharmonyahoo.com>
Subject: Frankish and (Classical) Arabic Dictionaries

In my dissertation work, I have needed to get etymologies for several
Romance words which have roots in various super- and sub-strata. However,
I am at a loss for a Frankish 'dictionary', as well as one for (Classical)
Arabic which has the word in question written in both Roman and Arabic
script. For many of the words I have their meanings, but some I do not;
additionally, I need the genders of the words in question.

Any resources would be greatly appreciated!

Thank you in advance,
Sarah Harmon
Doctoral Candidate in Romance Linguistics
The University of Texas at Austin

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics

Subject Language(s): Arabic, Standard (arb)
                            Luxembourgeois (ltz)

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