LINGUIST List 4.1036

Thu 09 Dec 1993

Qs: Assyrian, Polish translation, German, G.K. Verner

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  1. "JOAN C BIELLA", ASSYRIAN
  2. stan kulikowski ii, polish --> english needed (kids rhymes)
  3. , German/grammaticality
  4. Martin Haspelmath, G. K. Verner (Ket specialist)

Message 1: ASSYRIAN

Date: 08 Dec 1993 08:51:08 GMT
From: "JOAN C BIELLA" <BIELLAMAIL.LOC.GOV>
Subject: ASSYRIAN

 I'm a libarian seeking the help of someone who knows the language
 called Modern Syriac or Assyrian. As a student of Old Syriac, I
 can read the script but have problems with the vocabulary. Can
 you, or do you know of someone who would be willing to, answer
 some questions via Internet? Thanks for your help--
 Joan Biella
 Library of Congress
 biellamail.loc.gov
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Message 2: polish --> english needed (kids rhymes)

Date: Mon, 06 Dec 93 14:34:58 CDpolish --> english needed (kids rhymes)
From: stan kulikowski ii <STANKULIUWF.bitnet>
Subject: polish --> english needed (kids rhymes)


 i need some translation skills, polish to english. i have about 70 some
kids' rhymes in polish and need someone who can give me an english gloss of
them. these average about 4 lines each and none of them is very long.
the file is 10K total. please contact me if you know someone who will
render them into english. thanks,
 stan

 stankuliUWF.bitnet
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Message 3: German/grammaticality

Date: Wed Dec 8 14:57:13 CST 199German/grammaticality
From: <mbalhornuwspmail.uwsp.edu>
Subject: German/grammaticality

 Would any NATIVE speakers of German out there mind taking a few
minutes to give me some grammaticality judgements?

Here are the sentences. Just mark them (*) if they're clearly wrong. Mark
them (?) if they're strange. Don't mark them at all if they're okay. I
assume that some of them are ungrammatical, but I don't really know which
ones.

1. a. Auf dem Tisch liegt ein Buch.
 b. Es liegt ein Buch auf dem Tisch.
 c. Ein Buch liegt auf dem Tisch.

2. a. Auf dem Tisch gibt ein Buch.
 b. Auf dem Tisch es gibt ein Buch.
 c. Auf dem Tisch gibt es ein Buch.
 d. Ein Buch gibt auf dem Tisch.
 e. Es gibt ein Buch auf dem Tisch.

3. a. Auf dem Tisch ist ein Buch.
 b. Auf dem Tisch es ist ein Buch.
 c. Auf dem Tisch ist es ein Buch.
 d. Ein Buch ist auf dem Tisch.
 e. Es ist ein Buch auf dem Tisch.

 Thanks a lot.

 Mark Balhorn
 mbalhornuwspmail.uwsp.edu
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Message 4: G. K. Verner (Ket specialist)

Date: Tue, 7 Dec 93 13:42:37 MSTG. K. Verner (Ket specialist)
From: Martin Haspelmath <martinhafub46.zedat.fu-berlin.de>
Subject: G. K. Verner (Ket specialist)

Does anybody know the whereabouts of Genrix K. Verner (Heinrich Werner),
the world's leading specialist of the Ket language (the western Siberian
isolate, threatened with extinction)?
Verner (Werner) was first in Tomsk, then in Taganrog. He is said to have
emigrated to Germany a few years ago. I would be grateful for any hints.

Martin Haspelmath
(Free University of Berlin)
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