LINGUIST List 5.247
Thu 03 Mar 1994
Qs: Medical, Gothic corpus, Fricative vowels, Pharyngeals
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, Q: Medical dicts and text
Ljuba Veselinova, Question on Gothic Corpus
John Hajek, fricative vowels
wendy sandler, pharyngeals and voice
Message 1: Q: Medical dicts and text
Date: Wed, 02 Mar 94 10:10:10 ESQ: Medical dicts and text
Subject: Q: Medical dicts and text
I am interested in tracking down any electronically available MEDICAL
dictionaries, wordlists, and even corpora for a project I am working on. Any
help to point me in the right direction would be appreciated. I will gladly
post a summary to the list for other interested parties. Thanks in advance
for any help,
Message 2: Question on Gothic Corpus
Date: Wed, 2 Mar 1994 22:34:30 GQuestion on Gothic Corpus
From: Ljuba Veselinova <ljubaling.su.se>
Subject: Question on Gothic Corpus
I am Ph.D. student in linguistics in Stockholm
and I am doing a research work on Gothic.
Does anyone know of the existence of a
Corpus in Gothic?
I am thankful for all help.
Message 3: fricative vowels
Date: Thu, 03 Mar 1994 16:31:18 fricative vowels
From: John Hajek <john_hajekmuwayf.unimelb.edu.au>
Subject: fricative vowels
OFFICE MEMO fricative vowels Date:3/3/94
topic: fricative vowels
I am trying to track down languages (and descriptions of such languages - in
any language) that are reported to have fricative vowels. Mandarin Chinese is
a classic example: it has so-called "apical vowel" allophones (of /i/) after
coronal affricates and fricatives, e.g [sZ] where [Z] is an apical fricative
vowel. I am especially interested in languages that have "non-homorganic"
fricative vowels, eg some minority languages in Southern China which have
phonemic "apical vowels" after all consonants regardless of place, eg. [lZ].
The phonetic description of such vowels is indeterminate, and in the case of
Chinese authors disagree as to whether it is a vowel or simply a syllabic
I have sketchy reports of fricative vowels in Africa, but no details.
Any references (inc acoustic/phonetic descriptions) would be appreciated.
Message 4: pharyngeals and voice
Date: Thu, 03 Mar 94 10:52:40 ISpharyngeals and voice
From: wendy sandler <RHLE702UVM.HAIFA.AC.IL>
Subject: pharyngeals and voice
If anyone out there knows of any phenomena of the following sort,
I would be very grateful for information about them:
processes that spread pharyngeal and laryngeal features (especially voice)
processes that delink pharyngeal and laryngeal features (especially voice)
together, i.e. that neutralize pharyngeal-laryngeal and voice distinctions
in some environment
any other process that treats pharyngeal, laryngeal, and voice features
as one class.
Please send answers/comments to me at the above address.