LINGUIST List 7.1220

Sun Sep 1 1996

Qs: Lang and gender, Diacritics, Romance and Germanic adverbs

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  1. "Alexandra M. Jaffe", query:video on lang. and gender
  2. Michael Kliffer, Q: diacritics in Word 6
  3. Chris Palmer, Romance (and Germanic) Adverbs

Message 1: query:video on lang. and gender

Date: Thu, 29 Aug 1996 10:33:52 CDT
From: "Alexandra M. Jaffe" <ajaffeocean.st.usm.edu>
Subject: query:video on lang. and gender

I am teaching a course on language and gender in cross-cultural
perspective and would be interested to know of audio and or video
resources others have used (including commercial films, whole or
excerpted).

Alexandra Jaffe
Dept. of Anthropology/Sociology
U. of Southern Mississippi
P.O. Box 5074
Hattiesburg, MS 39401

ajaffeocean.st.usm.edu
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Message 2: Q: diacritics in Word 6

Date: Fri, 30 Aug 1996 14:59:18 EDT
From: Michael Kliffer <kliffermcmail.CIS.McMaster.CA>
Subject: Q: diacritics in Word 6

Could anyone tell me how to compose (overstrike) diacritics and IPA
symbols (using the WP Phonetic character set) in Word for Windows 6?
I know how to produce the familiar accented vowels like e acute, but
haven't found anything in Word akin to WP's very useful overstrike
feature for e.g. IPA nasal vowels.

Thanks

Mike Kliffer
Dept. of French
McMaster University
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
L8S 4M2
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Message 3: Romance (and Germanic) Adverbs

Date: Fri, 30 Aug 1996 11:15:08 -0000
From: Chris Palmer <palm0108maroon.tc.umn.edu>
Subject: Romance (and Germanic) Adverbs

I find the subject on adverbs brought up by cwhiteleytyco.geis.com
very interesting, and I have also wondered if the "ment(e)" suffix was
from Latin mens. It makes sense, but of course that doesn't prove
anything (!).

On the subject of the Germanic suffixes, -ly (Engl.) and -lich (Ger.),
et c., I believe it is from something like "-like," i.e.,
"happy-like." As I am sure my belief is either wrong or a
simplification, I would appreciate your responses. Please cc to me
privately as well as on the list, as I am not (yet) subscribed
 to it.
Thanks!
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