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/owt/ and /nowt/

From:BP Jonsson <bpj@...>
Date:Friday, December 8, 2000, 16:00
> > >"Anything" and "nothing" were usually /owt/ and /nowt/ > >...which is the northern pronunciation of archaic southern /O:t/ and >/nO:t/, though the latter still survives with meaning 'zero'. > >Ray.
Obsolete? Gimli the Dwarf uses both on a regular basis! 8^)> / B.Philip Jonsson B^)> -- (delete .nospam) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ "If a language is a dialect with an army and a navy, of what language, pray, is Basque a dialect?" (R.A.B.)