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Communication Accommodation Theory

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Query:   Apple-word, Summary
Author:  Theo Vennemann
Submitter Email:  click here to access email
Linguistic LingField(s):   Historical Linguistics

Summary:   DEAR LINGUISTS ON THE LIST:

ON 26 JANUARY 1998 I ASKED FOR OPINIONS CONCERNING MY IDEA (FN. 1)
THAT THE WEST INDO-EUROPEAN APPLE-WORD, WHICH HAS NO ACCEPTED
INDO-EUROPEAN ETYMOLOGY AND IS THUS LIKELY TO BE A LOAN-WORD FROM A
NON-INDO-EUROPEAN LANGUAGE, IS THE SAME AS HAMITO-SEMITIC *'ABOL-
'GENITALS' (FN. 2). THERE WERE ABOUUT TWENTY REPLIES. MOST OF THEM WERE
VERY USEFUL, AND SOME I CAN USE FOR A PAPER WHICH I SENT TO THE STATES
A FEW DAYS AGO, HOPING THAT IT WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR
PUBLICATION. (FN. 3). A FEW OF THOSE RESPONDING WILL FIND THEMSELVES
IN FOOTNOTES OF THAT PAPER. (I WARNED YOU ALL.)

(FN. 1) TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE APPENDIX OF MY PAPER

LL Issue: 9.421
Date Posted: 20-Mar-1998
Original Query: Read original query