LINGUIST List 7.1616

Sat Nov 16 1996

Qs: Copulas, Potters field, Dictionaries and anti-semitism

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  1. Nick Nicholas, Q: Copulas from Pronouns
  2. susan sammons, potters field,
  3. Joseph REISDOERFER, Dictionaries and Anti-semitism

Message 1: Q: Copulas from Pronouns

Date: Wed, 13 Nov 1996 17:14:03 +1100
From: Nick Nicholas <s_nickneduserv.its.unimelb.edu.au>
Subject: Q: Copulas from Pronouns

Is anyone aware of any cases in human languages where a copula has
grammaticalised/developed out of a pronoun, be it personal or
demonstrative? What I have in mind is a development where, in an
initially zero-copula language, the subject pronoun in predicative
statements starts picking up verb morphology, and ends up a copula (of
sorts, at least.)

My advance thanks for any responses; I will summarise for the list.

- 
Nick Nicholas Linguistics, Uni. Melbourne Dera me xhama t"e larm"e,
n.nicholaslinguistics.unimelb.edu.au Dera mbas blerimit
http://daemon.apana.org.au/~opoudjis Me xhama t"e larm"e!
 In case you're wondering: Lumtunia nuk ka ngjyra tjera.
 the poem is in Albanian. (Martin Camaj, _Nj"e Shp'i e Vetme_)
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Message 2: potters field,

Date: Mon, 11 Nov 1996 14:13:06 EST
From: susan sammons <ssammonsnunanet.com>
Subject: potters field,
I am wondering if anyone could help me out with the origin of the term
potters field.I am aware of the Biblical reference,but I am curious as
to why it was called a potter's field.
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Message 3: Dictionaries and Anti-semitism

Date: Tue, 12 Nov 1996 15:21:32 +0100
From: Joseph REISDOERFER <joseph.reisdoerferiserp.lu>
Subject: Dictionaries and Anti-semitism

* Not long ago a French editor withdrew a dictionary containing
antisemitic and racist definitions.

* As we have a similar case in Luxembourg, I am gathering informations
- precise date; names of the dictionary and of the editor, criticised
definitions - about the events in France.

JR

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