7.1139, Qs: Relative pronoun, Iconicity in spoken lgs, Bunny Bread ad

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LINGUIST List:  Vol-7-1139. Tue Aug 13 1996. ISSN: 1068-4875. Lines:  103
 
Subject: 7.1139, Qs: Relative pronoun, Iconicity in spoken lgs, Bunny Bread ad
 
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Date:  Sun, 11 Aug 1996 16:35:07 BST
From:  L.A.Gonzalez at reading.ac.uk (Luis Alberto Gonzalez)
Subject:  Relative Pronoun
 
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Date:  Mon, 12 Aug 1996 10:54:04 BST
From:  l.flack at sls.qmced.ac.uk (Linda Flack)
Subject:  Iconicity in Spoken Languages
 
3)
Date:  Sat, 10 Aug 1996 13:49:53 CDT
From:  lhartman at siu.edu (Lee Hartman)
Subject:  Bunny Bread
 
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Date:  Sun, 11 Aug 1996 16:35:07 BST
From:  L.A.Gonzalez at reading.ac.uk (Luis Alberto Gonzalez)
Subject:  Relative Pronoun
 
In the sentence:
                The U.N.O. was founded in 1945 which grew out of an idea
                led by President ...
Q.1 Is the use of the relative pronoun "which " correct ? i.e. Is it
    grammatically appropriate ?
Q.2 If yes, what is the explanation ? #
                 Thank you.
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Date:  Mon, 12 Aug 1996 10:54:04 BST
From:  l.flack at sls.qmced.ac.uk (Linda Flack)
Subject:  Iconicity in Spoken Languages
 
 
In many sign languages, because they are visual you get a noticeable
degree of iconicity - signs which look similar to the object or idea
that they represent. In spoken languages the nearest property to this
 that I can think of is onomatopoeia - words that sound like the
object  or idea they represent. I was just wondering are there spoken
languages  which have a higher than average onomatopoeic quality?
English has quite  a few onomatopoeic words whoosh, bang, pop. Are
there other spoken languages which use onomatopoeia more?
 
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Date:  Sat, 10 Aug 1996 13:49:53 CDT
From:  lhartman at siu.edu (Lee Hartman)
Subject:  Bunny Bread
 
 
        I am curious about a song and written advertising slogan that
I suspect of changing its spelling according to local dialect
variations in American English.  Can you help me gather data?  The
product is a bread whose brand name is Bunny.  I'm not sure how large
the marketing area is: it may be limited to the central and southern
U.S.  The slogan is painted on the sides of rectangular, yellow
delivery trucks.  Where I live, in southern Illinois, the slogan
appears as follows:
        "That's what Ah said -- Bunny Bread" "Ah" is the
first-person-singular pronoun.  I use this in phonetics classes as
evidence that the "diphthong" /ai/ is monophthongized in some
dialects.  Now the interesting part: Years ago on a trip north to
Iowa, I thought I saw one of the trucks with the same slogan, except
that the pronoun was spelled "I".
        My request is that, if you see these trucks, please send me a
note telling (1) how the pronoun is spelled and (2) the location where
it was observed.
        I will summarize any results for the list.
 
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Lee Hartman
Dept. of Foreign Languages
Southern Illinois University
Carbondale, IL 62901-4521
U.S.A.
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