LINGUIST List 3.306

Tue 31 Mar 1992

Qs: Ergativity, Amharic, Spanish

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  2. Eugeniusz Rzewuski, query: fonts for Amharic
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  4. anne, Latinamerican Spanish, computer use and disabled access

Message 1: ergativity

Date: Mon, 30 Mar 92 20:43:22 -0ergativity
From: <collinsAthena.MIT.EDU>
Subject: ergativity

Are there any ergative languages spoken in Africa?

chris collins
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Message 2: query: fonts for Amharic

Date: Tue, 31 Mar 92 17:15:56 CEquery: fonts for Amharic
From: Eugeniusz Rzewuski <ORIENTUWPLEARN.bitnet>
Subject: query: fonts for Amharic

Hi All,
Does anyone know where to find Amharic fonts for PC and/or MAC? The only produc
t I have heard about is MLS (=Multilingual Scholar) and rumours about a font se
t for Wordstar.
Thanks in advance

Eugeniusz Rzewuski
Institute of Oriental Studies
Warsaw University
PL-00927 Warszawa 64, Poland
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Message 3:

Date: 31 March 92, 12:20:22 SET
From: <Marc.Eisinger.+33.49.05.72.27.EISINGER.at.FRIBM11tamvm1.tamu.edu>
Subject:
 (1)


On the St Pierre place in Rome there is the following inscription
carved in a wall : "Msada wa kidini kwa mahujaji".
I asked for help on the humanist e-list and somebody said it was in
Swahili but no one gave me a translation. Anyone on this list ?
Thanks,
Marc
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Message 4: Latinamerican Spanish, computer use and disabled access

Date: Tue, 31 Mar 92 10:20:50 ESLatinamerican Spanish, computer use and disabled access
From: anne <annedragonsys.com>
Subject: Latinamerican Spanish, computer use and disabled access

As a linguist, I am working on the Spanish version of a speech
recognition system and I'm looking for the following information:
1. a description and typology of Latin-American Spanish;
2. databases and dictionaries concerning these dialects;
3. socioeconomic-cultural data concerning
 a) computer usage in the corresponding countries (type, importance,
 predominant sectors of society where they are used, etc.), and
 b) attitudes and policies concerning access for the disabled, both
 government and private-sector.

 Anne Demedts
 Dragon Systems, Inc. : speech recognition : +1 617 965-5200
 320 Nevada St. : Newton, Mass. 02160, USA
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