Vowels [was Re: "monty" < "python"]

Larry Hudson orgnut at yahoo.com
Thu Mar 21 07:26:43 CET 2013

On 03/20/2013 09:28 PM, Steven D'Aprano wrote:
> On Wed, 20 Mar 2013 20:12:13 -0700, rusi wrote:
>> "I did an horrible mistake" [...] is 'h' a vowel in french?
<big snip...>
> This-language-lesson-was-brought-to-you-by-the-letters-thorn-wynn-and-ash-
> ly y'rs,

As a point of totally irrelevant trivia...
(And I am going strictly from memory of hearing this, so I can't cite any references to confirm 
it, but anyway my memory says...)

The word "apron" was originally "napron", and over the years the phrase "a napron" mutated to 
"an apron".  So that became the accepted word.

      -=- Larry -=-

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