Welcome to my page on language and history!
Lee Hartman, <lhartman [at] siu [dot] edu>
Anthroponomy (names of people)
John Smith et al.
: Anomalies in the distribution of the most frequent given names and surnames in the U.S.
Truly Wisconsin surnames
: Some 200 family names that are more numerous in Wisconsin than in any other state
Summer pulls ahead of winter in eight languages!
Kiel Esperanto povas komprenebligi rubgoldbergilojn
(How Esperanto can elucidate Rube Goldberg machines)
History of A Sealing Voyage
(1830, Falkland Islands, Daniel W. Lamb)
(Origins of the use of
Phono: Computer program for testing models
of regular historical sound change
in natural languages—
• Version 2016 (to download):
, bundled with a model for Spanish, for beta-testing.
Preface to source code
Phono source code
Articles on Phono:
"Modeling Phonological Change"
"Phono (Version 4.0): Software for Modeling Regular Historical Sound Change"
Version 2017 online (stub)
Que Sera Sera: The English Roots of a Pseudo-Spanish Proverb