LINGUIST List 9.1189

Thu Aug 27 1998

Qs: Numbers, Word Frequency, Papiamento, Articles

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Directory

  1. Paul and Jean McDermott, Numbers
  2. Wilbur Streett, Word Usage Frequency List sought
  3. Sarah Ross, Papiamento
  4. stevemi, Articles

Message 1: Numbers

Date: Wed, 26 Aug 1998 16:11:13 -0500
From: Paul and Jean McDermott <pjmcdtexas.net>
Subject: Numbers


>From what I understand of the evolution of the English language, the
first two numerals are "one" and "two" and should be expected to be
pronounced as spelled. I ve often wondered how we arrived at the
pronunciations: /wun/ and /tuw/. Can you explain it? Paul McDermott
pjmcdtexas.net
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Message 2: Word Usage Frequency List sought

Date: Wed, 26 Aug 1998 16:31:43 -0400
From: Wilbur Streett <WStreettmail.Monmouth.com>
Subject: Word Usage Frequency List sought

I'm looking to reduce the size of an electronic dictionary that will
be shipped with my software, and I'd like to do that by removing words
that aren't in general usage.

Does anyone have access to a public domain list of the frequency of
words in general usage?

Thanks in advance,

Wilbur

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Message 3: Papiamento

Date: Thu, 27 Aug 1998 07:12:39 -0500
From: Sarah Ross <SalveteBellSouth.net>
Subject: Papiamento


Does anyone know of audio materials (e.g., cassettes) of Papiamento
(Papiamentu), the creole language of Aruba and Curacao?

Thank you.
Sarah Ross
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Message 4: Articles

Date: Thu, 20 Aug 1998 18:57:18 +0300
From: stevemi <stevemieis.com.eg>
Subject: Articles


 I would like to be supplied with a copy of the following
articles. I need them for research:

1- name of periodical : language in society
 year of publication: 1984
 volume : 13
 pagination : 337-350
 title :linguistic insecurity in Winnip eg

2-name of periodical: journal of the linguistic association of the
southwest
 year of publication :1975
 volume : 1
 pagination : 63-77
 title : subjective reactions of Ozarkers
 I would be grateful to the authers of the articles and the
person who will send them.
 I would be happy if I could receive any related materials .

yours

M.A.OUD
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