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Query:   Sunshower summary
Author:  Bert Vaux
Submitter Email:  click here to access email
Linguistic LingField(s):   General Linguistics
Lexicography

Summary:   ON NOVEMBER 6, 1998, I POSTED A REQUEST FOR WORDS OR EXPRESSIONS FOR
THE TERM SUNSHOWER (LINGUIST 9.1565), AND THE NUMBER OF RESPONSES WAS
OVERWHELMING. I HAVE SUMMARIZED THE RESPONSES BELOW, ARRANGED
ALPHABETICALLY BY LANGUAGE. MANY THANKS TO ALL OF YOU WHO WROTE IN
WITH YOUR IDEAS; I HAVE TABULATED THE LIST OF RESPONDENTS AT THE END
OF THIS LETTER.

BERT VAUX
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF LINGUISTICS
HARVARD UNIVERSITY



REFERENCES
BECCARIA, G. L. (1995) I NOMI DEL MONDO, TURRIN, EINAUDI, PP. 135-149.
(MORE DATA, IN PARTICULAR CONCERNING ITALIAN AND ROMANCE DIALECTS.)
BLUST, ROBERT (1998) THE FOX'S WEDDING. MANUSCRIPT, UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.
[CONTAINS MANY INTERESTING EXPRESSIONS FOR THE SUNSHOWER, ALONG WITH
RELATED BELIEFS.]
DAL', V. (1989) TOLKOVYI SLOVAR' ZHIVOGO VELIKORUSSKOGO JAZYKA.
EVGEN'JEVA, A. P., ED. (1985-) SLOVAR' RUSSKOGO JAZYKA V 4 TOMAKH, 3RD
EDITION. MOSCOW.
KUUSI, MATTI (1957) REGEN BEI SONNENSCHEIN: ZUR WELTGESCHICHTE EINER
REDENSART.

LL Issue: 9.1795
Date Posted: 17-Dec-1998
Original Query: Read original query