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Oscan

(ŏs`kən), extinct language belonging to the Italic subfamily of the Indo-European family of languages. See Italic languagesItalic languages,
subfamily of the Indo-European family of languages that may be divided into two groups. The first group consists of the ancient Italic languages and dialects that were once spoken in Italy.
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Oscan

 

the language of the Oscans; a language of the Italic subgroup (Osco-Umbrian branch) of the Indo-European family of languages.

Osean texts written in the Etruscan, Greek, and Latin alphabets date from the fifth to the first century B.C. Approximately 300 Osean inscriptions have been preserved in the form of coin legends, grave inscriptions, dedications, and inscriptions on landmark stones.

The Osean language had more than 11 dialects. It was characterized by the retention of diphthongs and intervocalic -s-, the transition of labiovelars to labials, and anaptyxis (introduction of a vowel sound in a consonant cluster in order to facilitate pronunciation).

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The OScan team at Stanford University has developed an affordable screening tool that brings standardized, multi-modal imaging of the oral cavity into the hands of rural health workers around the world, allowing individuals to easily and effectively screen for oral cancer.
At Cumae, however, a small group of Oscan inscriptions survives, dated to the 2nd century B.
This said, epigraphic evidence for the Oscan population of Roman Cumae is comparatively slight and frequently fragmentary in form.
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OsCAN, VDX and CANbedded are registered trademarks of Vector Informatik GmbH.
1 and available for ARM and NEC V85x processors, the osCAN RTOS from Vector Informatik is optimized for code-efficient automotive designs that minimize use of microcontroller memory and CPU time.
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ARM (LSE:ARM) (Nasdaq:ARMHY), the industry's leading provider of 16/32-bit embedded RISC microprocessor solutions, and Vector Informatik today announced that Vector has ported osCAN, its real-time operating system (RTOS) to the ARM7TDMI(R) core.
Support for osCAN further strengthens ARM's position in the rapidly expanding automotive electronics market," said Wolfgang Katterman, Automotive business development manager, ARM.
We feel that the combination of the ARM7TDMI core and osCAN provides an unbeatable choice for automotive engineers in areas as diverse as fuel injection, ignition, transmission, power-assisted steering, anti-lock brakes, and safety and driver information systems," said Helmut Brock, product marketing manager, OSEK, Vector Informatik GmbH.