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R: Re: RV: Old English

From:Mangiat <mangiat@...>
Date:Wednesday, March 29, 2000, 13:03
Vasily wrote:
> 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? Luca