LINGUIST List 5.559

Tue 17 May 1994

Qs: OED on line, Kalabari speaker needed, Klang

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  1. "STEVE SEEGMILLER", Query: OED on line?
  2. , Kalabari speaker needed
  3. David Prager Branner, Klang association

Message 1: Query: OED on line?

Date: 16 May 94 15:18:00 EST
From: "STEVE SEEGMILLER" <SEEGMILLERapollo.montclair.edu>
Subject: Query: OED on line?

Does anyone know if the large OED database is available on the
Internet or in some other on-line way? I know that the OED is sold
in CD form, but I am wondering about the database in Canada. Thanks for
any information.

Steve Seegmiller
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Message 2: Kalabari speaker needed

Date: Mon, 16 May 94 15:41:39 CDKalabari speaker needed
From: <jlillymerle.acns.nwu.edu>
Subject: Kalabari speaker needed

 Is there anyone on the list who is a native speaker of Kalabari, or
who knows how I can get in touch with a native speaker? I need to re-check
some data for a paper I am working on. Please reply to me directly -
Many thanks,
Jacqueline Lilly
jlillymerle.acns.nwu.edu
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Message 3: Klang association

Date: Mon, 16 May 1994 21:15:20 Klang association
From: David Prager Branner <charmiiu.washington.edu>
Subject: Klang association

Can anyone tell me anything about the term "klang association"? According
to a dictionary of odd words that I have seen, the term refers to the
rough phonetic likeness between words of similar meaning:

 smash/clash/crash/bash/thrash-thresh/mash, or
 swish/swoosh/whoosh/swash-buckler

or things like that. Klang association is especially common in English
onomotopoeic words.

This is certainly a real enough concept; is it a real term? Where has
it actually be used in the literature? Under what other names does it
go? Where did it originate?

Thanks.

 David Prager Branner
 Asian Languages and Literature
 University of Washington, DO-21
 Seattle, WA 98195

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