R: Re: RV: Old English
|Date:||Wednesday, March 29, 2000, 13:03|
> AFAIK, all word-initial _sc_ became [S], irrespective of the following
> sound, at least in the dialect(s) ancestral to the language of London.
> Actually, I was going to say 'all _sc_ in all positions', but there do
> exist a few difficult exceptions like _ask_.
> All Modern English words with initial [sk] are borrowings.
What about skate, skein, sketch, skewer, skill, skimp, skin...?
Are they Norman loanwords?