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Re: infix

From:Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
Date:Tuesday, March 27, 2001, 1:51
Patrick Dunn wrote:
> Yup. The only infix in English (except for -bloody- in British English). > Absolfuckinglutely is the classic example.
Not the only one. I've also heard "Inde-goddamn-pendant" Hmm ... fuckin, goddamn, and bloody are all two syllables. English tends to alternate stressed and unstressed syllables, like: àbsolútely (grave for secondary stress, acute for primary stress) ìndepéndant The expletive takes the primary stress, but leaves the stress pattern otherwise unaffected: àbso-fúckin-lùtely ìnde-góddamn-pèndant Presumably, any two-syllable expletive could be infixed before the stressed syllable. -- Cenedl heb iaith, cenedl heb galon A nation without a language is a nation without a heart - Welsh proverb ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-Name: NikTaylor42


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