LINGUIST List 6.770

Sun 04 Jun 1995

Qs: Creoles, Nasalisation, Fonts, References

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  1. hildo honorio do couto, Creoles
  2. robert boivin, degemination & nasalisation
  3. , 18th century fonts?
  4. Jeffrey Kaplan, References

Message 1: Creoles

Date: Wed, 31 May 1995 18:19:48 Creoles
From: hildo honorio do couto <>
Subject: Creoles

Dear sirs,
I'd like do seize upon this oportunity to ask you if there are
people interested in creole languages in Korea. If yes, could you
please forward him\her\them my e.mail? Many thanks.
Hildo Couto.
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Message 2: degemination & nasalisation

Date: Thu, 1 Jun 1995 11:24:57 -degemination & nasalisation
From: robert boivin <>
Subject: degemination & nasalisation

Members of the linguist list,
 A few months ago I asked for your help in finding cases of
spontaneous vowel nasalisation. I was quite satisfied with the answers I
got, so here I am again, asking for your expertise. My field of study is
always nasalisation but, this time, in regard with gemination.
 It has been attested in a few languages, in diachrony or synchrony,
that consonant degemination lead to a sequence (nasal + C).

 ex.: Coptic: rebbeka --) renbeka "woman's name"
 Gurage: gagga --) ganga "tendon"

 Does anyone know of any other examples presenting similarities? I
would like to find examples of this kind with either consonants or vowels
 Of course, any other kind of spontaneous nasalisation interest me.
Feel free to send any kind of information.
 I will summarize for the list.
 Thank you,
 Robert Boivin
 Universite du Quebec a Montreal
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Message 3: 18th century fonts?

Date: Thu, 1 Jun 1995 10:22:31 -18th century fonts?
From: <>
Subject: 18th century fonts?

I'm trying to find a font, preferrably a PostScript one,
which looks like those found in 18th century English
(and/or American) books such as Noah Webster's "Disser-
tations on the English Language." Besides having the
look of an older Times or Schoolbook type, it also
has a couple of unusual letters, specifically the
long s (looks like an (f) without the bar going
all the way through or else the IPA symbol for
"esh", but without the curly-cue on the tail) and
an overarching ligature hook between (c) and <t>,
something like (c^t). I'd prefer not to have to
create these symbols myself, so anyone with
information on obtaining such a font is asked
to write to me directly ASAP. Thanks.

tom shannon
professor, germanic linguistics
uc berkeley
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Message 4: References

Date: Thu, 1 Jun 1995 13:35:28 -References
From: Jeffrey Kaplan <>
Subject: References

A paper some colleagues and I are finishing up for publication in a law review
makes passing reference to two facts which are familiar to linguists but will
be new information to legal scholars. Legal scholars tend to be very concerned
about authority; they like to have a citation for almost everything. Can
someone give me references to articles or books in which the following two
phenomena are described (more or less authoritatively)?

1. Double modals in the American southeast

2. Use, in the Boston area, by pre-teen children, of a variety of the _so aux
0_ construction which contains a meaningless negative element: _you like tuna
and so don't I_

My co-authors and I will be very grateful for any help anyone can give us on
this matter. Please respond directly to me ( or I'll post a summary. Thanks very much.

Jeff Kaplan
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