question: ivory tower
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Does anyone know how the term ''ivory tower'' came to refer to academia, and
especially why it has a disparaging connotation? Did it always have this
Having got myself into a discussion of phonology (not my linguistic forte)
on another net.forum, I feel it's time to appeal to the experts for advice.
* Do I understand correctly that the Maximal Onset Principle implies
that a VCCV sequence will always be syllabified as V-CCV if the CC
cluster in question can occur word-initially in the same language?
* Is the Maximal Onset Principle an absolute universal? If not, what
are (some of) the exceptions?
- Ivan A Derzhanski
My mother used to sing us to sleep with a lullaby that SOUNDED as
Zeem, zeem, zeem
Pero pero mi patroon
Sananko mi koket
I would like to identify the lullaby, the language in which it is
written and, of course, the translation. Any help will be greatly
appreciated. If it of any help, I learned this lullaby (on Aruba)
phonetically since my mother knew the song but not its meaning.
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