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Re: Which is simpler: /y/ or /iw/?

From:Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>
Date:Wednesday, June 4, 2008, 15:21
On Wed, Jun 4, 2008 at 10:55 AM, caeruleancentaur
<caeruleancentaur@...> wrote:
> Perhaps it's because 'simplify' was brought into English from the > French 'simplifier' (according to the AHD). The other words came to us > directly from the Latin participles.
Ah, so it took a side trip. Well, that explains the existence of a discrepancy, even if we haven't yet established how the details worked out over in Gaul... Thanks! -- Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>


Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>