LINGUIST List 6.454

Mon 27 Mar 1995

Qs: Currency names, Pragmatics of cohesion, Loglan

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  1. Veturlidi Oskarsson, currency names
  2. "B.Behnam", Re: Reference on pragmatics of cohesion
  3. Greg Iverson, Loglan?

Message 1: currency names

Date: Fri, 24 Mar 1995 09:52:26 currency names
From: Veturlidi Oskarsson <veturoskismal.hi.is>
Subject: currency names


Does anybody know the etymology of the following currency names:

 rial (Iran, Oman, North Yemen)
 riyal (Saudi Arabia, Quatar)
 riel (Cambodia)
 real (Brazil)

and maybe other similar names beginning with ri/re end ending with l ?

Would it be possible that those names are of the same (ie.) origin, originally
refering to kingdom e.t.c. (cf. regal) ?

(What about the russian _rubel_, and the _rupee_ in India e.t.c. ?)

It would, in fact, not have to be that strange to have a currency name of
the same
origin in countries as far away from each other as Brazil and Cambodia, as
currency
names do not seem to follow any "national" rules.

Cf. the name _dollar_ (in use in almost 60 countries (comes originally from the
german _thaler_, but has supposedly spread out under the influence of USD)),
and the many variations of the word "crown" (icelandic kr/ona, danish krone,
estonian kroon, czechish korun e.t.c), and _dinar_ in various (arabic)
countries.

Thanks,

Veturlidi Oskarsson
Icelandic Language Institute
Reykjavmk, Iceland
e-mail: veturoskismal.hi.is
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Message 2: Re: Reference on pragmatics of cohesion

Date: Fri, 24 Mar 1995 11:11:40 Re: Reference on pragmatics of cohesion
From: "B.Behnam" <B.Behnamsheffield.ac.uk>
Subject: Re: Reference on pragmatics of cohesion

Dear List;

I am looking for references on "Pragmatics of cohesion", which
elaborate on the pragmatic-stylistic significance of cohesive
mechanisms, particularly in fictional discourse. I have already
gone over a number of sources (mainly theses), which are more
experimental in approach. I have also read materials by Jakobson,
Carter, Blake, Leech and Short, Pratt and Traugott, etc., with
more theoretical orientations. But they do not seem to be sufficient.
The text I am going to analyze comprises stretches of various sub-
genres, e.g. description, explanation, and conversation; therefore,
any (recent) source with an indication of the pragmatic aspects
of the phenomenon of cohesion might be relevant. Any bibliographical
notes or comments will be forwarded to the list as soon as it is
completed.
I would appreacite in advance any comments and information.

B.Behnamsheffield.ac.uk
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Message 3: Loglan?

Date: Thu, 23 Mar 1995 13:52:00 Loglan?
From: Greg Iverson <iversoncsd.uwm.edu>
Subject: Loglan?

I've been asked to post a query to the net as to an artifical language called
"Loglan"...what is it, what is it used for, etc....
--
Greg
iversoncsd.uwm.edu
414:229-6951 (vox) / -6258 (fax)
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