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Mon Jan 30 2006
Qs: Suppletive Comparative Adjectives; Dictionaries
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Suppletive Comparative Adjectives
Frankish and (Classical) Arabic Dictionaries
Message 1: Suppletive Comparative Adjectives
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.
Message 2: Frankish and (Classical) Arabic Dictionaries
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,
Doctoral Candidate in Romance Linguistics
The University of Texas at Austin
Subject Language(s): Arabic, Standard (arb)
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