LINGUIST List 4.1093

Sun 26 Dec 1993

Qs: Participle, Mandarin, Cyrillic font, Index for book

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  1. Alexis Manaster-Ramer, Re: 4.1091 Participle, Jakobson, Ritual Insults
  2. mark, Mandarin software
  3. Gregory V. Gouzev, Cyrillic fonts
  4. Judith Klavans, ways to make an index for a book

Message 1: Re: 4.1091 Participle, Jakobson, Ritual Insults

Date: Sat, 25 Dec 93 16:52:09 -0Re: 4.1091 Participle, Jakobson, Ritual Insults
From: Alexis Manaster-Ramer <amrcs.wayne.edu>
Subject: Re: 4.1091 Participle, Jakobson, Ritual Insults

Herb Stahle professes puzzlement about my query concerning when
the participle stopped being counted as a part of speech and refers
to several "traditional" grammars from the recent centuries as not
doing this. This gives me a wonderful pretext for preaching one
of my favorite sermon: There may be such a thing as traditional
grammar today (the grammarians' as opposed to the linguist's idea
of grammar, as embodied in college textbooks of English usage and such)
but there was no such thing BEFORE. Like Santa Claus, it is a very
recent invention which just seems old. The amount of development--and
debate--among traditional grammarians in unbelievable. In the 19th
century, for example, there was an ongoing debate about whether
the object was one of the principal parts of the sentence (i.e., the
VP question). Anyway, since the time of the Greek and Roman grammarians
in the centuries following the time of Alexander and until quite
recently (I think into the seventeeth century at any rate), the
participle was counted as a separate part of speech. But I do not
know how and when it became a verb form. I am still hoping somebody
will help me find out.

Alexis Manaster Ramer
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Message 2: Mandarin software

Date: Thu, 23 Dec 93 16:09:47 ESMandarin software
From: mark <markdragonsys.com>
Subject: Mandarin software

Is there any software for studying Mandarin Chinese at an
intermediate level? The person interested has studied it for two
years intensively in Taiwan, ending about two years ago, and still
uses it but would like to resume study.

 Mark A. Mandel
 Dragon Systems, Inc. : speech recognition : +1 617 965-5200
 320 Nevada St. : Newton, Mass. 02160, USA : markdragonsys.com
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Message 3: Cyrillic fonts

Date: Fri, 24 Dec 93 12:27:40 ESCyrillic fonts
From: Gregory V. Gouzev <gouzevgvsun.mcs.clarkson.edu>
Subject: Cyrillic fonts


Dear friends!

I am looking for serious WYSIWYG Cyrillic fonts for UNIX. I know that TeX
handles it nicely. Also the newest emacs has an option of having the fonts
installed. Any other? In the best case, however, I need a piece of software
that has versions for DOS and Mac as well.

Best wishes,
______________________________________________________________
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 / ____ /\ Greg Gouzev
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Message 4: ways to make an index for a book

Date: Sat, 25 Dec 1993 18:24:22 ways to make an index for a book
From: Judith Klavans <klavanscs.columbia.edu>
Subject: ways to make an index for a book


Does anyone have, or know of, ways to automatically generate an
index for a book? Input is latex source.
You can answer to me, and I will summarize.

Judith Klavans
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