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CHAT: Chompsky's name [sic]

From:John Cowan <jcowan@...>
Date:Thursday, July 25, 2002, 22:06
Steg Belsky scripsit:

> And the > /m/-/s/ juncture seems to attract an intermediary [p], [tSampski].
This is typical of English, as shown by the common surname "Thompson", which is "Tom's son" with an intrusive "p". (Hi, Carlos!). Ditto "Sampson" < "Sam's son". Then there's Nim Chimpsky (not Chimsky), one of the first sign-language-using apes. -- Her he asked if O'Hare Doctor tidings sent from far John Cowan coast and she with grameful sigh him answered that O'Hare Doctor in heaven was. Sad was the man that word to hear that him so heavied in bowels ruthful. All she there told him, ruing death for friend so young, algate sore unwilling God's rightwiseness to withsay. _Ulysses_, "Oxen"


Carlos Thompson <chlewey@...>