LINGUIST List 7.1584

Thu Nov 7 1996

Qs: Japanese, Sanskrit, Addresses, Minorities

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Directory

  1. Kathy Kuo, about Japanese
  2. Sarah Rose, Sanskrit OCR Software
  3. Barbara Need, Looking for addresses
  4. Boris Fridman Mintz, Ethnic and Linguistic minorities

Message 1: about Japanese

Date: Thu, 07 Nov 1996 20:10:30 +0800
From: Kathy Kuo <s22241cc.ntnu.edu.tw>
Subject: about Japanese
Dear linguists, 
 Thanks for your help on "about Japanese". Could I ask other
sentences about their Japanese translation (transcribed in pinyen
sound system with English gloss).

 (1) Tom seems to be hitting Mary.
 (2) Tom seems not to love Mary.
 (3) Tom does not seem to love Mary.
 (with Japanese "aw" in the following sentences)
 (4) Tom and Mary do not love each other.
 (5) Tom and Mary seem to love each other.
 (6) Tom and Mary did not seem to love each other.
 (7) Tom and Mary seemed not to love each other.
 (8) Tom and Mary do not love each other.
 
 Many thanks for any help.

 Kathy Kuo
 Graduate Institute of English
 University of NTNU
 e-mail:s22241cc.ntnu.edu.tw
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Message 2: Sanskrit OCR Software

Date: Tue, 05 Nov 1996 08:29:21 -0330
From: Sarah Rose <rosemorgan.ucs.mun.ca>
Subject: Sanskrit OCR Software
Can anyone recommend a good Optical Character Recognition Software
Package? I am working with transliterated Sanskrit texts (NOT
Devanagari script) of varying degrees of quality and I need a program
that has a high degree of 'flexibility' in character recognition.
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Message 3: Looking for addresses

Date: Tue, 05 Nov 1996 16:08:48 CST
From: Barbara Need <nee1midway.uchicago.edu>
Subject: Looking for addresses
I am looking for e-mail or snail mail address for David Strecker, and
Donald Litton. I have looked in every resource I could think of. I
need to contact them about papers for a volume in a series I am
editing.

Barbara Need
University of Chicago--Linguistics
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Message 4: Ethnic and Linguistic minorities

Date: Wed, 06 Nov 1996 09:19:39 -0400
From: Boris Fridman Mintz <fridmanucol.mx>
Subject: Ethnic and Linguistic minorities
Hi Linguists.

For anthropologists, it is a common practice to assume that
a linguistic minority is an ethnic minority.

The assumption is clear:

 Linguistic identity always carries along a 
 specific cultural and social identity.

Is that always the case? Why? If not, why? Can you think of cases in
which linguistic diversity does not imply ethnical diversity?

Languages and cultures are variable by their very own nature. On what
grounds do we establish that linguistic and ethnic boundaries do or do
not follow each other?

I'm asking because, among other things, I believe that, in Mexico, 
the Deaf Community should be recognized as an ethnical minority.

Any feedback is welcomed. I'll be glad to summarize and
acknowledge all the responses.

Boris
 

Boris Fridman Mintz 
___________________________________________________________________
Apartado Postal 309 Tel. 52 (331) 556-26
Colima, Colima, 28000
Mexico
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