LINGUIST List 11.765

Tue Apr 4 2000

Qs: Quechua/Intro Course, Native Am Lang Reference

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  1. Johanna Rubba, Need Quechua translation
  2. John Myhill, Official-English movement/Native American languages

Message 1: Need Quechua translation

Date: Mon, 03 Apr 2000 19:22:28 -0800
From: Johanna Rubba <>
Subject: Need Quechua translation

Hello all,

I am looking for someone who can translate (morpheme-by-morpheme gloss,
plus idiomatic translation, and verification of phonemic transcription)
of a song in Quechua (don't know which dialect). If there is anyone out
there who can help with this, please get in touch with me. The song is
not terribly long. It's called 'Tinku'. I'm using it in an intro
linguistics class, and would like to be able to say what the words mean!!

Thanks in advance.

Johanna Rubba Assistant Professor, Linguistics 
English Department, California Polytechnic State University
One Grand Avenue o San Luis Obispo, CA 93407 
Tel. (805)-756-2184 o Fax: (805)-756-6374 o Dept. Phone. 756-259
o E-mail: o 	Home page:

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Message 2: Official-English movement/Native American languages

Date: Tue, 4 Apr 2000 12:46:23 +0200
From: John Myhill <>
Subject: Official-English movement/Native American languages

A few years ago I remember reading an article about the Official-English
movement in which it was mentioned that in spite of its general positions
regarding the role of English in the United States, it recognizes the need
for preservation of Native American languages in the US, but now I don't
seem to be able to remember which article it was. Anyone out there know
about this? Thanks.
John Myhill
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