LINGUIST List 7.462

Tue Mar 26 1996

Qs: World/Light, Lg of Advertising, Dutch 2nd-person pronouns

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  1. JPKIRCHNERaol.com, Q: world/light
  2. Mark George Durrand, Advertising Language
  3. Richard Dury, Dutch 2nd-person pronouns

Message 1: Q: world/light

Date: Mon, 25 Mar 1996 20:47:12 EST
From: JPKIRCHNERaol.com <JPKIRCHNERaol.com>
Subject: Q: world/light
I've noticed that in both Czech and Hungarian the word for "world"
also serves as the root for the adjective "light":

CZECH HUNGARIAN

svet vilag "world" n.
svetly vilagos "light" adj.

Was there calquing from Slavic here? (Russian and Bulgarian seem to
use the same root Czech does, in more or less the same way.) Are
there other non-Slavic languages in which these roots coincide?

James Kirchner
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Message 2: Advertising Language

Date: Mon, 25 Mar 1996 20:51:44 PST
From: Mark George Durrand <MGD01students.stir.ac.uk>
Subject: Advertising Language

I am currently researching the language used in consumer ads (both
press and TV) and would be grateful if anyone could direct me to sites
on the net which might be relevant.
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Message 3: Dutch 2nd-person pronouns

Date: Tue, 26 Mar 1996 15:03:58 EST
From: Richard Dury <ERASMUSIBGUNIV.UNIBG.IT>
Subject: Dutch 2nd-person pronouns

Dutch *du* disappears from use in the 17th cent. - English *thou* in
the same period. Can anyone give me any references to works explaining
the Dutch phenomenon - I'm not a very proficient reader of Dutch, but
I'm prepared to make the effort. Are there any works on the parallel
evolutions of 2nd-person address in the Eu opean languages?
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