Etymology Query: "They"
Mark A Mandel
mam at THEWORLD.COM
Wed Jan 9 20:38:11 UTC 2002
On Wed, 9 Jan 2002, FRITZ JUENGLING wrote:
#Another puzzle is why native English 'aeg', pronounced
#something like modern English 'eye,' was replaced by
#Scandinavian 'egg.' There does not seem to be any good
#reason for this type of change. (We do have remnants of
#Old English 'aeg' in Modern English--cock-eyed and
"Cock-eyed"? Please explain why < 'egg' not 'eye'.
-- Mark A. Mandel
Linguist at Large
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