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Query Details

Query Subject:   Saul Levin's The Indo-European and Semitic languages
Author:   Hersh Stern
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Language Documentation
Subject Language(s):  Spanish

Query:   Seeking to purchase a new or used copy of Saul Levin's The
Indo-European and Semitic languages; an exploration of structural
similarities related to accent, chiefly in Greek, Sanskrit, and
Hebrew. Please reply if you have one for sale.

Hersh Stern

Sat, 7 Nov 1998 12:45:19 -0500
Maria Jose Alvarez-Torres
Spanish gender

I am searching for sources (dictionaries, grammar reference manuals,
first language or second language articles) that list how word endings
in Spanish nouns have either a tendency towards the masculine or
feminine grammatical gender. Do you know of any reference that could
help me out?

Many thanks

Maria Jose Alvarez-Torres
Ph.D candidate
Department of English
Michigan State University

LL Issue: 9.1567
Date posted: 07-Nov-1998


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