LINGUIST List 4.140

Sat 27 Feb 1993

Qs: Mari, Nonsense, Working Papers, Markowitz

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  1. , A query on Mari linguistics
  2. Henry Rogers, query: language-nonsense?
  3. cs91, Working Papers advice
  4. "Tom Lai, City Polytechnic of Hong Kong"CTTOMLAIcphkvx.cphk.hk, Article by Markowitz et al.

Message 1: A query on Mari linguistics

Date: 24 FEB 93 05:08:59
From: <G00814sinet.ad.jp>
Subject: A query on Mari linguistics


Does anyone out there know the e-mail/snail mail adresses and/or fax
numbers of the following persons? They all visited Yoshkar-Ola,
capital of Mari Republic, Russia, last fall and must have met Takashi
Tanaka, a Japanese graduate student from Tokyo. The description of
each person is based on the information he gave me in his recent letter
from Yoshkar-Ola.

Arto Moisio, Finn, working on a Mari-Finnish dictionary
Trond Trosterud, Norwegian, generative grammarian
Maren Bo"tcher, German, folklorist

Mari is a Finno-Ugric language spoken in the central Volga area. I
worked with Anatoli Kulkin in Tallinn and Tartu, 1980, and Yuri
Anduganov in Helsinki, 1985 and met many other Mari linguists when
I attended Finno-Ugric congresses in Finland, Estonia or Hungary.
I have never visited Yoshkar-Ola myself, though, and am anxious to
know anything about Marij El, marij jylme, marij kalyk,...

Thank you in advance.
--
 Kazuto MATSUMURA
 G00814sinet.ad.jp
 ---------------------------------------------------------
 ILCAA, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
 Nishigahara 4-51-21, Kita-ku, TOKYO 114 JAPAN
 tel: +81-3-3917-6111, ext. 488 fax: +81-3-3910-0613
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Message 2: query: language-nonsense?

Date: Tue, 23 Feb 1993 14:43:39 query: language-nonsense?
From: Henry Rogers <rogersepas.utoronto.ca>
Subject: query: language-nonsense?

This is a request for information from a colleague in another
department.

The following lyric is from a song entitled *Dahomey* by Oscar
Hammerstein and featured in the musical SHOWBOAT. The song is sung by
an ensemble dressed as African warriors and the opening lines are:

 Dy - un - ga Doe, Dy unga doe.

 Ky oo ga Chek! (repeated several times)

My guess is that these are nonsense syllables which the writer meant
to suggest an African language. Does anyone have any information?
Please reply to me personally.

Thanks

Henry Rogers

rogersepas.utoronto.ca

Department of Linguistics
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario
M5S 1A1 vox: (416)-978-1769
Canada fax: (416)-978-8821
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Message 3: Working Papers advice

Date: Wed, 24 Feb 93 00:55 EST
From: cs91 <Cristina_J_SCHMITTumail.umd.edu>
Subject: Working Papers advice

Hello, we are in the process of starting up a working papers here at U
Maryland. We have papers, but would very much appreciate corresponding with
others running working papers to ask various questions (e.g. costs of
printing for your particular WP, average number of copies etc.)
If you can be of some help, please send us some e-mail to any of the
addresses below. Thank you very much,

Cristina Schmitt <cs91umail.umd.edu>
Susan Powers <spowerswam.umd.edu>
Joel Hoffman <joelwam.umd.edu>
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Message 4: Article by Markowitz et al.

Date: Wed, 24 Feb 93 09:51 +8
From: "Tom Lai, City Polytechnic of Hong Kong"CTTOMLAIcphkvx.cphk.hk <CTTOMLAIcphkvx.cphk.hk>
Subject: Article by Markowitz et al.

A student of a colleague of mine is trying to find the following
article by Markowitz, J., Ahlswed, T., and M. Evens:

"Semantically Significant Patterns in Dictionary Definitions'

According to the student, this article appeared in Proceedings
of the 24th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational
Linguistics (1986) (pp. 112-9), which, unfortunately, is not
found in our library.

Any advice on how a copy can be obtained or how the authors can
be contacted would be much appreciated.

Tom Lai
City Polytechnic of Hong Kong
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