LINGUIST List 6.105

Wed 25 Jan 1995

Qs: Welsh, News in English, Engl/Creole dictionary, Tibetan past

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  1. Thomas B Ernst, Welsh speakers
  2. "S.Goodman, News and English Language
  3. Evan L. Antworth, English/Creole dictionary
  4. "Jeff von Munkwitz-Smith", Tibetan past habitual

Message 1: Welsh speakers

Date: Tue, 24 Jan 1995 12:29:56 Welsh speakers
From: Thomas B Ernst <ternstbrahms.udel.edu>
Subject: Welsh speakers

Are there any Welsh speakers on the net, or does anyone know of one,
who would be willing to supply some data about Welsh quantificational
sentences?

Tom Ernst
46 E. Delaware Ave.
Newark, DE 19716
ternstbrahms.udel.edu
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Message 2: News and English Language

Date: 24 Jan 1995 18:37:11 +0000News and English Language
From: "S.Goodman <S.Goodmanopen.ac.uk>
Subject: News and English Language

Has anybody done any linguistic research on the use of English as a vehicle for
news (local or national) in countries where English is not traditionally the
first language - perhaps parts of Africa?

I'd be very grateful for any references. Also, if anyone out there has been
meaning to write a short article on the above for ages, and would like to be
commissioned ...

Sharon Goodman
Lecturer, Open University
UK
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Message 3: English/Creole dictionary

Date: Tue, 24 Jan 1995 13:45:16 English/Creole dictionary
From: Evan L. Antworth <evan.antworthsil.org>
Subject: English/Creole dictionary

Can anyone answer this query? Please do not respond to me; respond to
Kevin R. Hoyt, khoytcscns.com

I am a Spanish linguist in the Army stationed at Fort
Drum, NY. Recently, I'm sure you've heard, our unit was deployed to
Haiti for operation Uphold Democracy. In Haiti they speak Creole (of
course) and I learned of it what I could in the time I spent there. One
of my biggest obstacles is that there is no dictionary (English\Creole)
published. I heard that a professor at Indiana University at Bloomington
made such a book for his students and sold it upon request for a nominal
fee. After several hours of calling and using the Internet to find this
proffessor, I came up empty handed. I was hoping, in a last ditch effort
that perhaps you may know of him\her and could help me out or, may have
such a publication at your Institution. I would greatly like to continue
learning this language and any assistance you can provide would be
greatly appreciated. Thanks, Kevin R. Hoyt, khoytcscns.com
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Message 4: Tibetan past habitual

Date: Tue, 24 Jan 95 14:01:19 CSTibetan past habitual
From: "Jeff von Munkwitz-Smith" <j-vonmailbox.mail.umn.edu>
Subject: Tibetan past habitual

For a dissertation dealing, in part, with the use of a single form for past
habitual and contrafactive statements in the South Asian linguistic area, I'm
looking for information on the grammatical forms used for past habitual
statements (for example, the English statement, 'I used to study Sanskrit') in
Tibetan. Any help members of this list could provide would be appreciated.


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