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Re: Russian e and jat' (was: Amanda's sentences as translation exercise)

From:Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>
Date:Saturday, October 28, 2006, 16:35
On 10/28/06, caeruleancentaur <caeruleancentaur@...> wrote:
> I have always looked upon "frail" and "fragile" as examples of these > minimal pairs.
Yes; I thought of that pair, too, though it's not quite the same since neither word was inherited from Latin. However, they are cognates, only one was lifted more or less directly from Latin while the other was "filtered" through French. In French, the situation would have been more analogous to the original situation. Cheers, -- Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>