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Re: Essentialist Explaination

From:Keith Gaughan <kgaughan@...>
Date:Thursday, February 21, 2002, 11:12
From: Christopher B Wright [mailto:faceloran@JUNO.COM]

> Almaran Dungeonmaster sekalge: > > Christophe Grandsire wrote: > >> <roll on the floor from laughter> I love this reply!!! > (imagining a > big > Saxon > >> warrior with a giant axe walking in direction of poor frightened > words > with > >> double vowels, among which only a few will manage to escape :))) ) > > Only a few indeed, such as the now famous aardvark for instance. > > That's different. The halving of vowels must have happened a > while ago. > As Christophe Grandsire said, it was a Saxon warrior who > terrorized and > split those poor doubled vowels. There haven't been many > Saxon warriors > anymore (now they're British). Aardvark is too recent for the Saxon.
Aardvark is Dutch for `ground pig', isn't it?


Bob Greenwade <bob.greenwade@...>
Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>