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Nuffink etc, was: another silly phonology question

From:Vasiliy Chernov <bc_@...>
Date:Friday, December 1, 2000, 16:58
On Fri, 1 Dec 2000 01:02:17 +0000, Keith Alasdair Mylchreest
<kam@...> wrote:

>On Wed, Nov 29, 2000 at 06:43:05AM +0000, Raymond Brown wrote:
>In the English East Midlands we used to say /'s@m@t/ for "something", where >does that come from? "Anything" and "nothing" were usually /owt/ and /nowt/
Can these come from OE a(wi)ht, na(wi)ht, I wonder? (That is, actually, *aught, naught)? Basilius