Re: Bit of trivia
|From:||Sally Caves <scaves@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, February 2, 2002, 13:48|
----- Original Message -----
From: Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>
Sent: Monday, January 14, 2002 7:19 PM
Subject: Re: Bit of trivia
> On Thu, 10 Jan 2002 12:28:32 -0800 Clint Jackson Baker
> <litrex1@...> writes:
> > I was reading what Christophe had said about irregular
> > plurals and I remembered that the "cow/kyne" pair is
> > unique in the history of English in that not a single
> > letter from the singular was carried over to the
> > plural.
> > Clint
Well, perhaps with the exception of k/c, which is a bit of
a cheat, isn't it? <G> You mean in modern spelling.
An interesting observation, though.
Niffodyr tweluenrem, etsetira
"The gods have... etc."