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Re: infix

From:Dan Sulani <dnsulani@...>
Date:Thursday, March 29, 2001, 7:51
On 29 March, Marcus Smith wrote:

>John Cowan wrote: > > >>Which is why "immaterial" becomes "imma-bloody-material", which a >>copy of "-ma-". > >That's attested?! I would have ranked that as about as good as >"ab-fucking-solutely".
I also doubt that "ab-fucking-solutely" is likely to be said --- but, IMHO, it's because this would break up the stressed-unstressed-stressed-unstressed pattern of the word "absolutely". I can't cite any printed source, but I _have_ heard "abso-fucking-lutely", (which preserves the stress pattern). Dan Sulani -------------------------------------------------------------------- likehsna rtem zuv tikuhnuh auag inuvuz vaka'a. A word is an awesome thing.


Marcus Smith <smithma@...>