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Re: Outcomings

From:John Cowan <cowan@...>
Date:Thursday, August 17, 2000, 2:04
On Sat, 12 Aug 2000, J Matthew Pearson wrote:

> A technical term for a derivative is "reflex". This term is generally applied > to words (as in "Modern English _loaf_ is the reflex of Old English _hla:f_"), > but I don't see why it couldn't be applied to sounds as well.
And so it is: I often see things like "/f/ is the Germanic reflex of PIE /p/". -- John Cowan C'est la` pourtant que se livre le sens du dire, de ce que, s'y conjuguant le nyania qui bruit des sexes en compagnie, il supplee a ce qu'entre eux, de rapport nyait pas. -- Jacques Lacan, "L'Etourdit"