13.1030, Qs: Korean Lexicology, Vowels/Old Japanese

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Subject: 13.1030, Qs: Korean Lexicology, Vowels/Old Japanese

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1)
Date:  Sun, 14 Apr 2002 18:22:50 -0400
From:  Christine Tellier <christine.tellier at umontreal.ca>
Subject:  Corean lexicology

2)
Date:  Sat, 13 Apr 2002 14:04:26 +0000
From:  Les Zsoldos <lgz at sfu.ca>
Subject:  Old Japanese

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Date:  Sun, 14 Apr 2002 18:22:50 -0400
From:  Christine Tellier <christine.tellier at umontreal.ca>
Subject:  Corean lexicology


Dear colleagues,

        I am looking for any information concerning corean lexicology
- including, of course, morphology. The prime interest concerns the
loanwords from American English. One of my PhD Corean students (South)
argues that there is no paper, text of any kind nor book on the
subject - from any point of view : linguistic, sociolinguistic,
terminologic . But he admits not to have read even the introductions
to the 20 dictionaries published within his domain (Stock
Exchange/Market terminology).

        Can anyone help, bringing useful references on south and/or
South/North Corean?
        Many thanks in advance for your help.

Louise Dagenais
Departement de linguistique et de traduction
Universite de Montreal
C. P. 6128, succ. Centre-ville
Montreal (Quebec)
H3T 1J1
Canada

Please, answer directly to Louise.Dagenais at umontreal.ca






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Date:  Sat, 13 Apr 2002 14:04:26 +0000
From:  Les Zsoldos <lgz at sfu.ca>
Subject:  Old Japanese




In Masayoshi Shibatani's 'The languages of Japan', he claims that Old
Japanese had eight vowels.  In addition to the five in Modern
Japanese, there were three others: the low front vowel ae, and two
central vowels transcribed as the high front rounded vowel in German
'ueber' (over) and German 'hoeren' (to hear).  My question is this:
How can the author be so sure these vowels were central vowels?
Furthermore, should he not use a different phonetic symbol to
transcribe these vowels because his symbols seem to transcribe front
rounded vowels?  Are central vowels usually rounded or unrounded?  Did
he base this assumption on the vowels of Korean?  Any response will be
greatly appreciated.

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