LINGUIST List 3.180

Tue 25 Feb 1992

Qs: Fonts, Lexicon, Phase Verbs

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  1. "E_Dean.Detrich", Re: 3.169 Qs: Chinese, Dictionary, Final Devoicing
  2. , IPA fonts for pc
  3. "CHRISTOPHER A. BREWSTER", Lexicon construction software - request info
  4. JEROEN WIEDENHOF, Query: phase verbs

Message 1: Re: 3.169 Qs: Chinese, Dictionary, Final Devoicing

Date: Sun, 23 Feb 92 14:17 EST
From: "E_Dean.Detrich" <22743MGRmsu.edu>
Subject: Re: 3.169 Qs: Chinese, Dictionary, Final Devoicing


> Date: Fri, 21 Feb 92 21:18:56 EST
> From: Alexis_Manaster_RamerMTS.cc.Wayne.edu
> Subject: Spanish la -> el
>
> I am informed that the words azucar and avestruz are optionally
> feminine, but always take the article el. Are there any Spanish
> speakers who would care to send me their feelings about this.

I am not a Spanish speaker and cannot answer the query, but I would like
to add to the query on behalf of a colleague not on e-mail. She asks:
"How do the Spanish speakers on the network say "[the] a personal" when
referring to that preposition in Spanish?"

E. Dean DETRICH 22743mgrmsu.bitnet
Department of Romance and Classical Languages 22743MGRMSU.EDU
Michigan State University
East Lansing, Michigan 48824
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Message 2: IPA fonts for pc

Date: Sun, 23 Feb 92 16:32:22 CSIPA fonts for pc
From: <DBEDELL3UA1VM.UA.EDU>
Subject: IPA fonts for pc

A while back there was a discussion of IPA fonts, from which I obtained
information about PalPhones and other fonts for Macintosh, but I've
forgotten what was said about pc fonts. Are some public domain fonts
available through the net?

 --David Bedell, U. of Alabama (dbedell3ua1vm.ua.edu)
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Message 3: Lexicon construction software - request info

Date: 25 Feb 92 14:46:54 EDT
From: "CHRISTOPHER A. BREWSTER" <BREWSTERGRPATVX1.bitnet>
Subject: Lexicon construction software - request info

I would like information on lexicon build-up software.

In particular, I would like to know what has been created, what is
available either commercially or for research purposes, and any
publications which describe such software.

I would be grateful for any pointers to work in this field.

Thank you.

Christopher Brewster
Wire Communications Laboratory, Dept. of Electrical Engineering,
University of Patras, Patras, Greece.
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Message 4: Query: phase verbs

Date: Mon, 24 Feb 1992 16:41 METQuery: phase verbs
From: JEROEN WIEDENHOF <JMWIEDENHOFrulcri.LeidenUniv.nl>
Subject: Query: phase verbs

In German and Dutch, the terms _Phasenverb_ 'phase verb' (e.g. Li 1991:31)
and _fasewerkwoord_ 'phase verb' (e.g. Barentsen 1985:62) are used for verbs
which point at a particular phase of another verb. Examples of phase verbs
are:

 _to start_, as in _to start feeling desperate_;
 _to go on_, as in _to go on seeing her_.

 Comrie (1976:48) describes 'phase' as 'a situation at any given point of
time in its duration' - 'situation' being Comrie's (1976:13) cover-term for
states, events and processes. This definition of 'phase' matches the meaning
just given for 'phase verbs', but Comrie does not use the term 'phase verb',
as far as I know. I would be interested to find other sources for the term
'phase verb' (or 'phasal verb'?). Can anybody help?

Jeroen Wiedenhof


 references:
 ----------
 Barentsen, Adriaan Arij, _'Tijd', 'aspect' en de conjunctie_ poka.
 Amsterdam: MS, 1985.
 Comrie, Bernard, _Aspect_. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1976.
 Reprinted with corrections, 1981.
 Li, Chor-Shing, _Das Aspektsystem im modernen Chinesisch_. Frankfurt:
 Peter Lang, 1991.
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