LINGUIST List 12.441

Sat Feb 17 2001

Qs: Bosnian/Croatian/Serb, Article re Letter "z"

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  1. ROB O'CONNOR, bosnian/croatian/serbian
  2. Carsten Sinner, Article about letter "z"

Message 1: bosnian/croatian/serbian

Date: Fri, 16 Feb 2001 12:32:09 BST
Subject: bosnian/croatian/serbian

Dear linguistlist users,

I am currently researching into the prosodic hierarchy in 
Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian. I would be grateful if anyone 
could point me in the direction of research into (a) 
synchronic phonological processes (palatal and other 
assimilation; l-vocalisation; variation in accent 
placement; word final devoicing; degemination across word 
boundaries and anything else that may come to mind) and (b) 
the nature and/or existence of VP in Bosnian/Croatian/ 

Thank you and best wishes,

Rob O'Connor
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Message 2: Article about letter "z"

Date: Fri, 16 Feb 2001 21:03:58 +0100
From: Carsten Sinner <>
Subject: Article about letter "z"

Dear linguists,

I am looking for an article I read some years ago. It is about the last
letter of the Latin alphabet, called zee in the USA and zed in the rest of
the English speaking countries. In the article, the author shows that
Canadian children say zee instead of zed due to the television programme
Sesame Street.

Does anybody know the article? Thanks for your help!

Carsten Sinner 
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