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Re: THEORY: irregular conlangs

From:Eric Christopherson <raccoon@...>
Date:Tuesday, October 5, 1999, 22:05
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From: Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
To: Multiple recipients of list CONLANG <CONLANG@...>
Sent: Thursday, September 30, 1999 7:14 PM
Subject: Re: irregular conlangs

> Don Blaheta wrote: > > but as words pass from "relatively common" to "only sort of > > common", they tend to re-analyse into regular words, anyway. > > Like "wrought", originally the past tense of "work", but now a seperate > verb. Presumably, when the regular "worked" was used, some speakers > retained "wrought", but since they were few, people thought it was a > different verb.
I thought wrought was the past tense of wreak...