LINGUIST List 3.913

Fri 20 Nov 1992

Qs: Software, Hangul

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  1. , Query about CALIS
  2. Joseph C. Salmons, Query
  3. , Query: diacritics
  4. , Cyrillic character software
  5. , Hangul Day

Message 1: Query about CALIS

Date: Thu, 19 Nov 1992 20:55 ESTQuery about CALIS
From: <JAYMERICHguvax.acc.georgetown.edu>
Subject: Query about CALIS

I am interested in CALIS, a computer assisted instruction program for
Italian. I believe it is a public domain program, and that it is
distributed by Duke University. Does anyone know how to get this
program? Is it available to individuals, or academic institutions,
...? Any hints will be appreciated. Please, reply directly to me.

Thanks in advance.
Julia Aymerich.
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Message 2: Query

Date: Fri, 20 Nov 92 7:29:10 ESTQuery
From: Joseph C. Salmons <salmonsmace.cc.purdue.edu>
Subject: Query

I'm looking for instances where native speakers have indicated subphonemic
distinctions orthographically. It has been claimed that Old High German
scribes sometimes indicated allophonic variation. Is there any support for
this kind of thing from other languages/writing traditions?

Thanks.

Joe Salmons
salmonsmace.cc.purdue.edu
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Message 3: Query: diacritics

Date: Fri, 20 Nov 1992 15:28:57 Query: diacritics
From: <Laurie.Bauervuw.ac.nz>
Subject: Query: diacritics

I have been approached and asked whether there is any published reference
list of diacritics for the languages of the world: what do they look like,
what do they mean, what languages are they used in, etc. etc. I guess a
sort of Pullum and Ladusaw of diacritics in normal orthographies. Does
anyone know of anything at all? Replies to me, please. If there is
interest, I can summarise for the list.
Thank you.
Laurie Bauer
BauerLmatai.vuw.ac.nz
Wellington, New Zealand
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Message 4: Cyrillic character software

Date: Thu, 19 Nov 1992 10:05:26 Cyrillic character software
From: <saicunyvms1.gc.cuny.edu>
Subject: Cyrillic character software

 I am looking for a vendor who sells software for PC-Windows which
converts English standard key board to Russian Cyrillic characters. I have
tried Russian program sold by Diplomat Software, but found that it does not
work with somw applications in Windows. If you know of other software,
please respond directly to me at SAICUNYVMS1.GC.CUNY.EDU. I would appreciate
the name and address and some indication of your success with the product.
Irina Sekerina.
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Message 5: Hangul Day

Date: Wed, 18 Nov 1992 23:01:52 Hangul Day
From: <fcoswsux1.cso.uiuc.edu>
Subject: Hangul Day

 Martin Haspelmath recently posted a suggestion that we recognize
Hangul Day, the holiday in honour of the Korean alphabet, as an
'International Holiday' for linguists. I wish to register complete
agreement with this proposal, but i have a question on implementation:
 Martin's posting identifies Hangul Day as Oct. 9. My question is,
Is it ALWAYS Oct. 9? I would be very much surprised to learn that the
Koreans, in addition to coming up with the world's first truly scientific
alphabet, have been observing the Gregorian calendar since the 15th
century. Perhaps the Koreans have adapted their holiday schedule to the
Gregorian calendar. Or perhaps it's still controlled by a (partially?)
lunar calendar, in which case Hangul Day will migrate somewhat from year to
year in relation to the (strictly solar) Gregorian calendar, rather as does
the Jewish New Year (which occurs around the same time).
 I could probably find the answer to this question for myself among
the large Korean population here at the University of Illinois, but if we
international linguists are going to do anything with Martin's proposal i
think the List should address the issue. If we're going to adopt a Korean
national holiday, let's let our Korean and Koreanist colleagues tell us
more about it!
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Dr. Steven Schaufele
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
4088 Foreign Languages Building
707 S. Mathews Street
Urbana, IL 61801
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