LINGUIST List 8.1140

Tue Aug 5 1997

Qs: Sounds, Grep, Russian

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  1. Victor Mair, sounds
  2. doctor, Grepping
  3. S J Hannahs, Obtaining a Russian doctoral dissertation

Message 1: sounds

Date: Mon, 4 Aug 1997 16:57:40 -0400 (EDT)
From: Victor Mair <vmairsas.upenn.edu>
Subject: sounds

Does anyone know of languages that have such phonological
configurations as LZ- or LS- ? That is to say, a liquid plus a
fricative in that order.

It seems to me that those are virtually impossible phonological 
articulations and that they would naturally metathesize to ZL-, SL-, 
etc., or that if they did occur they would be highly marked.

Am I right?


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Message 2: Grepping

Date: Tue Aug 5 16:18:19 1997 (GMT + 0530)
From: doctor <doctorcdac.ernet.in>
Subject: Grepping

Hello,
 I am working on the morphology of the Bengali Verb and was
wondering if anybody has written a util for grepping a whole
set of words contained in a file from a data-base.
 Standard grep allows only one string at a time, unless it
is done under UNIX with a 'CAT WORD' command and a small util
written under UNIX. Since my main environment is DOS, I was
wondering if anybody has used or knows of such a util.
 The syntax would be :
 grep -r <FN1> <FN2> FN3
where FN1 is the file with the set of strings to be grepped
 FN2 is the data-base
 FN3 is the output.
 Thanks a lot in advance for the help. I promise to post a
summary if there is such a tool, so that others can also use
it.

Raymond Doctor
doctorcdac.ernet.in



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Message 3: Obtaining a Russian doctoral dissertation

Date: Tue, 5 Aug 1997 15:22:27 +0100 (BST)
From: S J Hannahs <S.J.Hannahsdurham.ac.uk>
Subject: Obtaining a Russian doctoral dissertation

Dear Linguists, 

I'm currently directing the MA dissertation of a student looking at the
influence of L1 Berber on L2 Moroccan Arabic and French. She's found a
reference to a doctoral dissertation done at the Institute of Oriental
Studies in Moscow, but we've had no luck in obtaining a copy. We'd be
grateful for any tips on getting hold of this dissertation (or indeed for
further references on the topic!). The specific reference is: 

Sallou, M. 1993. The influence of Tamazight on Moroccan Arabic.
	Unpublished doctoral dissertation, Russian Academy for Science,
	Institute of Oriental Studies, Moscow.

Many thanks, 
S.J. Hannahs

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		Department of Linguistics and English Language
		University of Durham, Elvet Riverside, 
		Durham, DH1 3JT phone: +44 (0)191 374-2646
		United Kingdom fax: +44 (0)191 374-2685
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