announcing newest little ADS member

Dennis R. Preston preston at PILOT.MSU.EDU
Wed Sep 19 20:03:58 UTC 2001


Careful! Let's not bring about a split in the membership about the
age of competence!! (Your suggestions have a nasty empirical ring to


>dInIs sez, to nancy elliott/david rogers, re newborn brian:
>  >As President I offer a hearty welcome to a future ADS member. I
>  >suppose little Brian's rhoticity has not yet been decided on
>  >(although I suspect a tough row to hoe out there in Southern Oregon
>  >if a nonrhotic variety is selected for him).
>parents, set your parameters well!
>arnold (zwicky at, welcoming little brian
>   (don't we provide free memberships until actual Competence
>    is observed and verified?)

Dennis R. Preston
Department of Linguistics and Languages
Michigan State University
East Lansing MI 48824-1027 USA
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