OT: Consonant Harmony and Sound changes (was: Semi-OT: Several Questions)
|From:||Roger Mills <rfmilly@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, July 25, 2004, 16:42|
Carsten Becker wrote:
> 2. Consonant Harmony
> Someone suggested to google for Gunnar Ó. Hansson's recent dissertation
> about this topic to get information about this phenomenom. I found his
> at Chicago University where there is a table of contents. Heck, that
> dissertation has 400+ pages! I thought it would be just some brief
> information with examples, coming as a brochure! However, Hansson says
> there, if you're interested in obtaining his 'book' as PDF, you should
> him an email. I did so, because I wanted to know more than just the
> of the chapters. He still did not answer, there was no reply in my spam
> filter either. I checked it every day, except yesterday because my server
> was down (explanation see under 3). Anyone already has got this PDF file
> can tell us more about consonant harmony? It seems to be quite an
> interesting feature. Maybe I shouldn't have written Mr Hansson that I'm no
> linguist but "only" a conlanger, I don't know.
Some real-life certified "linguists" view us conlangers with benign
contempt; I would just have said "amateur linguist" or nothing....But it's
quite likely Mr. Hansson may no longer be at Chicago; vacation? maybe he's
back in Sweden? maybe-- praise be!!-- he found a job? It shouldn't be a
time-consuming problem to zip the file and email it to you.
Question for Tom Wier: do you know Gunnar Hansson?
Although there were some
> typos, it was clear what I wanted. Is "Dear Mr Hansson" offensive in any
> way? AFAIK it shouldn't be.
That seems entirely correct.
> 3. Problems with sound changes
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