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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 contour principles. ===================================================================== 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 / 1010 E. 59th Street and not complete one road that has no turn" Chicago, IL 60637 Empedocles, _On Nature_, on speculative thinkers


Ray Brown <ray.brown@...>