WONY (Word of NEXT Year)? Diavlog Revisited

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Sun Dec 23 19:03:53 UTC 2007

At 12/23/2007 01:32 PM, you wrote:
>It's interesting how some of these new blend creations, many
>web-related, break the phonotactic rules of the language (no
>vl-onsets in English - please don't write in and tell me about the
>"English" word Vladivostok and other borrowed stuff).

Wasn't the word that prompted the "vl cluster spotting" chain
"vlog"?  And no, I will refrain from telling you the various
Dutch/Afrikaans words either.


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