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LINGUIST List 17.482

Tue Feb 14 2006

Qs: Discourse Styles; Affricates in Akkadian, Sumerian

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        1.    Jeffrey Gross, Classification of Discourse Styles
        2.    Vladimir Naydenov, Affricates in Akkadian and Sumerian

Message 1: Classification of Discourse Styles
Date: 13-Feb-2006
From: Jeffrey Gross <jmgross1gmail.com>
Subject: Classification of Discourse Styles

For an effort to tag styles of discourse in broadcast communication (e.g.,
news reports, talk radio, podcasts), can anyone point me to a list of
descriptive terminology (e.g., ''discursive'', ''argumentative'',
''halting'', ''chatty'', ''interrupting'', etc.) or any other
classification system?

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Message 2: Affricates in Akkadian and Sumerian
Date: 13-Feb-2006
From: Vladimir Naydenov <sanggigmenyahoo.com>
Subject: Affricates in Akkadian and Sumerian

Perhaps my question is a bit specialized, but I didn't know where else to
ask it; if there happens to be an Assyriologist around here, perhaps he/she
can answer it.

Just how established is nowadays the theory that some or all of the
so-called fricatives in Akkadian and Sumerian (above all ''sh'' with hacek
:)) were in fact affricates? I'd like to know to what extent it is accepted
in the Assyriological community.

Best regards,
Vladimir Naydenov

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics

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