LINGUIST List 15.2827
Sun Oct 10 2004
Qs: 'Akule' Origin; Testing Lexicographers
Editor for this issue: Naomi Fox <foxlinguistlist.org>
Meaning and origin of Akule
Message 1: Meaning and origin of Akule
From: Wayles Browne <ewb2cornell.edu>
Subject: Meaning and origin of Akule
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
From: Meme Rhee <memebigfootventures.com>
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
Linguistic Field(s): Lexicography
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