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Re: infix

From:John Cowan <cowan@...>
Date:Tuesday, March 27, 2001, 2:20
Nik Taylor scripsit:

> Not the only one. I've also heard "Inde-goddamn-pendant"
Right. Hearst (the newspaper publisher) said that.
> 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.
Which is why "immaterial" becomes "imma-bloody-material", which a copy of "-ma-". -- John Cowan One art/there is/no less/no more/All things/to do/with sparks/galore --Douglas Hofstadter


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