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

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Thu Mar 21 14:26:29 CET 2013


Am Donnerstag, 21. März 2013 10:36:20 UTC+1 schrieb David H Wild:
> In article <MNydnWm7B9i5NdfMnZ2dnUVZ_s6dnZ2d at giganews.com>, Larry Hudson
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> <orgnut at yahoo.com> wrote:
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> > The word "apron" was originally "napron", and over the years the phrase
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> > "a napron" mutated to "an apron".  So that became the accepted word.
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> Similarly, the snake was a nadder - congruent with the natterjack toad.
> 

And conversely, the "nickname" once was "an ekename", meaning an additional name.



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