LINGUIST List 7.66

Mon Jan 15 1996

Qs: NPR Pronunciation,MS Word German Proofing Tools,Melungeon

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  1. Thomas Fitzsimmons, NPR Pronunciation
  2. T Schmidt, German Proofing tools for MS Word 6.0
  3. EWINKLERcluster.ucs.indiana.edu, Melungeon

Message 1: NPR Pronunciation

Date: Sun, 14 Jan 1996 18:59:31 PST
From: Thomas Fitzsimmons <tfitzemh1.tic.bismarck.nd.us>
Subject: NPR Pronunciation


I listen to National Public Radio in the morning for the news, and have
noticed some peculiar pronunciations. Can anyone tell me if these are
local oddities, or are they spreading?

 "O" pronounced as the diphthong "AO", as in local="laocal."

 "A" pronounced as "eye", as in today="to-dye," with a distinct
 "creaking" sound for the "eye".

 Tom Fitzsimmons, Bismarck, North Dakota (not Dakaota)
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Message 2: German Proofing tools for MS Word 6.0

Date: Mon, 15 Jan 1996 12:25:42 GMT
From: T Schmidt <T.Schmidtexeter.ac.uk>
Subject: German Proofing tools for MS Word 6.0


Hello German experts,

Could anybody advise me as to whether the German proofing tools package
from MS for Word 6 is the best package available or is there a better
alternative for MS Word 6 for the Mac?

Any suggestions will be much appreciated.

Many thanks,
Thomas.
T.Schmidtex.ac.uk
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Message 3: Melungeon

Date: Mon, 15 Jan 1996 15:40:20 +0700
From: EWINKLERcluster.ucs.indiana.edu <EWINKLERcluster.ucs.indiana.edu>
Subject: Melungeon
This is an odd request, however my curiosity has been raised. My
mother works in Appalachia and was recently informed that there are a
group of people in the Kentucky/Tennessee are who speak a variety of
Portuguese called "Melungeon".

Has anyone heard anything about this language/group of people?

Please send responses directly to

ewinklerjuliet.ucs.indiana.edu. 

I will post replies, if any, in one
posting.

Thank you.
Elizabeth Winkler
Indiana University
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