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Re: THEORY: irregular conlangs

From:Eric Christopherson <raccoon@...>
Date:Tuesday, October 5, 1999, 22:39
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From: Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
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Sent: Friday, October 1, 1999 6:36 PM
Subject: Re: irregular conlangs

> Not to mention the irregular, suppletive, plural of "person", "people" > (could the similarity in beginnings, both with /p/ have helped that > occur? I wonder)
I was surprised to learn that <gente>, which has the same meaning as <people>, is used in a similar way in Spanish. I thought it was peculiar to English. So perhaps the initial p doesn't have anything to do with it.