Re: R: Re: RV: Old English
|From:||Sally Caves <scaves@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, March 30, 2000, 4:41|
> 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?
No, they are Norse loan words, most of these.
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