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Re: Re; Ergativity

From:michael poxon <m.poxon@...>
Date:Sunday, August 17, 2003, 23:20
Well, Gloucestershire is an area of very strong postvocalic r, so it's
entirely possible that it might have rhymed. Lots of christmas carols are
based on folk tunes, so 1700 really isn't that old.
> According to this page[1] it was probably composed around 1700 in > Gloucestershire. I'm sure someone here could work out whether this > supports the idea that it originally rhymed. > > > [1]
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