drawring, etc.

Mark A. Mandel mamandel at LDC.UPENN.EDU
Sun Jan 23 03:14:03 UTC 2005

beverly writ:

(Compare 'oncet/twicet' and
'an' < 'a' for other insertions before vowels.)

"An" is the older form, a destressed cousin whose fully-stressed form became
"one". "A" before consonants shows a deletion.

mark by hand at arisia, snowbound in boston

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