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Re: [conculture] Re: The things one finds

From:Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
Date:Tuesday, July 27, 1999, 1:56
Tom Wier wrote:
> What? That depends on whether it's a regressive or progressive > assimilation.
What I meant was that his "except when /k/ is next to /g/" is an unlikely restriction. _makgaroon_ would be more likely to become _maggaroon_ then that _kamay_ would become _gamay_. -- "[H]e axed after eggys: And the goode wyf answerde, that she coude not speke no Frenshe ... And then at last a nother sayd that he woulde haue hadde eyren: then the goode wyf sayd that she vnderstood hym wel." -- William Caxton ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-Name: NikTailor