LINGUIST List 15.2827

Sun Oct 10 2004

Qs: 'Akule' Origin; Testing Lexicographers

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        1.    Wayles Browne, Meaning and origin of Akule
        2.    Meme Rhee, Testing Lexicographers

Message 1: Meaning and origin of Akule

Date: 09-Oct-2004
From: Wayles Browne <>
Subject: Meaning and origin of Akule

Dear Linguists,
 Friends of friends of mine found the name Akule on one of several web sites 
 devoted to unique baby names and gave it to their new son. The name Akule 
 is said to be of ''Native American'' origin and to mean ''He looks up''.
 Can anyone recognize the language? Web searches give akule as the Hawaiian 
 term for a species of large-eyed fish; is there a connection?
 Wayles Browne, Assoc. Prof. of Linguistics
 Department of Linguistics
 Morrill Hall 220, Cornell University
 Ithaca, New York 14853, U.S.A. 
 Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Message 2: Testing Lexicographers

Date: 06-Oct-2004
From: Meme Rhee <>
Subject: Testing Lexicographers

I'm a hiring manager and I need to hire lexicogaphers of various languages. 
How does one go about testing them to see if they are qualified?  Any advice
 would help. 

Linguistic Field(s): Lexicography 
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