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Re: Essentialist Explaination

From:Christopher B Wright <faceloran@...>
Date:Thursday, February 21, 2002, 2:11
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.