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Re: THEORY: irregular conlangs

From:Sally Caves <scaves@...>
Date:Friday, October 1, 1999, 17:28
Nik Taylor wrote:
> > 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.
I don't think it even functions as a full verb any more. It only survives in certain expressions as a participle: "wrought iron," or "she was all wrought up." Sally -- ============================================================ SALLY CAVES (bragpage) (T. homepage) (all else) ===================================================================== Niffodyr tweluenrem lis teuim an. "The gods have retractible claws." from _The Gospel of Bastet_ ============================================================