LINGUIST List 17.411|
Tue Feb 07 2006
Qs: Nonverbal Clause Word Order: 'Wanna' Pronunciation
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Word Order in Nonverbal Clauses
Message 1: Word Order in Nonverbal Clauses
From: Mark Donohue <markdonohue.cc>
Subject: Word Order in Nonverbal Clauses
I'm looking for instances of languages in which the basic word order in
nonverbal clauses is not the same as that in verbal clauses. For instance,
if a language is VOS for verbal clauses, but S PRED for nonverbal clauses,
we have a disharmonic pattern. This suggests some difference in phrase
structure based on lexical features, and quite probably an interesting
I am aware of only a small number of languages that can be claimed to work
this way (Tukang Besi, (Enggano?), Ge'ez, Zaparo, possibly Huastec,
possibly Mba). Does anyone have any more information?
Linguistic Field(s): Syntax
Message 2: 'Wanna' Pronunciations
From: Richard Hudson <dickling.ucl.ac.uk>
Subject: 'Wanna' Pronunciations
I'd be very grateful for your help in compiling a survey of the possible
pronunciations of the forms ''wanna'' and ''want to'' which is growing at
If you're a native speaker of English, please contact me directly:
dickling.ucl.ac.uk. I have a very short questionnaire which should take
about two minutes to complete.
Linguistic Field(s): Phonology
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