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Re: Con-Alphabets & Real Languages

From:laokou <laokou@...>
Date:Thursday, January 3, 2002, 1:00
From: "John Cowan"

> laokou scripsit:
> > (final "c" without an accompanying "k" is weird, too [for English]).
> In the 18th century it was, but "music" for "musick", "critic" for > "critick", "sceptic" for "sceptick" have been accepted since > Dr. Johnson's day. Perhaps you mean "in stressed syllables".
Perhaps I do. After Philip pointed out some counterexamples of my above comment, I came up with many others on my own (some of which you've mentioned) and was going to suggest that we just forget I ever said that, but maybe the "stressed syllable" qualification saves face.
> > (German, I believe, now also has the same three-way distinction for
> Yes, e.g. "Chance" /Sa~s@/.
This also involved some backpedalling and qualifying on my part. (see posts from Philip and me on German "ch") Kou