USAGE: writ [was Re: Here, *Here*, and There, *There*]
|From:||Thomas R. Wier <trwier@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, June 30, 2002, 6:47|
Quoting agricola <agricola@...>:
> Also, it'd be pronounced /wrItiN/. :)
> /rItiN/ would be the present participle of "rit", i.e., to apply RIT to a
> lice infested school child. ;)
What? In all my experience, a <writ> (as in "of habeas corpus")
has always been [rIt]; the onset cluster [wr] is complete disallowed
for me, not surprisingly, since it flagrantly violates sonority
Thomas Wier "...koruphàs hetéras hetére:isi prosápto:n /
Dept. of Linguistics mú:tho:n mè: teléein atrapòn mían..."
University of Chicago "To join together diverse peaks of thought /
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