LINGUIST List 2.297

Tuesday, 18 June 1991

Disc: Dict's, Moods, Phonetics

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  1. bert peeters, Machine readable dictionaries
  2. bert peeters, Moods
  3. Janet Higgins, RE: Queries

Message 1: Machine readable dictionaries

Date: Fri, 14 Jun 91 14:16:49 +1000
From: bert peeters <peeters%tasman.cc.utas.edu.auRICEVM1.RICE.EDU>
Subject: Machine readable dictionaries
In reply to Stefan Schierholz's query about machine readable dictionaries:
I myself have been working for a while now with the "Robert electronique",
a CD-Rom which contains the complete contents of the 1985 edition of Le
Grand Robert, a French monolingual dictionary in 9 volumes.
Orders and inquiries: Chadwyck-Healey Ltd
 Cambridge Place
 Cambridge CB2 1NR UK
or Chadwyck-Healey Inc.
 1101 King Street
 Alexandria VA 22314
When I purchased the product, it was 690 English pounds.
Bert Peeters <peeterstasman.cc.utas.edu.au>
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Message 2: Moods

Date: Fri, 14 Jun 91 14:22:08 +1000
From: bert peeters <peeters%tasman.cc.utas.edu.auRICEVM1.RICE.EDU>
Subject: Moods
<ffjal1alaska.bitnet (??)> is looking for a term which unambiguously refers
to moods that express a desire for something to happen.
Well, prohibitive, hortative, imperative (the ones this poster mentions) are
not exactly agreed on world-wide, it seems to me.
Subjunctive does not seem to work, for presumably it implies dependence. It
goes together with dependence quite often, but not necessarily. In French one
can have:
Puissiez-vous reussir! = May you succeed!
Soit un triangle ABC = Let's assume the existence of a triangle ABC
Vive le roi (I'm Belgian...) = Long live the king
etc
What about iussive? It is, I believe, a term used by Rodney Huddleston (see
e.g. Huddleston 1984). I'm not sure this will do, but it is worth exploring
the issue.
Bert Peeters <peeterstasman.cc.utas.edu.au>
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Message 3: RE: Queries

Date: FRI, 14 JUN 1991 19:00 JST
From: Janet Higgins <HIGGINS%JPNNUCBA.BITNETCUNYVM.CUNY.EDU>
Subject: RE: Queries
Reply to the phonetics query.

 Do you know the MSL-pack IBM (Canada) there is also a
 MAC spectrograph programme. Do you want details?
 JMDH

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