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Re: THEORY: irregular conlangs

From:Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
Date:Friday, October 1, 1999, 0:14
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. -- Oh Lord, grant that we may always be right, for thou knowest we will never change our mind. - Scots Prayer ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-Name: NikTailor