Fwd: -ckx consonant cluster?

Jesse Sheidlower jester at PANIX.COM
Tue Nov 27 17:05:15 UTC 2007

On Tue, Nov 27, 2007 at 12:01:03PM -0500, Grant Barrett wrote:
> This query is related to our discussion of "moist" and other
> repulsive words. Please reply to the list AND the original sender
> shown below.
> Begin forwarded message:
> >From: "Christopher Landis Shively" <chrissypants at gmail.com>
> >Date: November 8, 2007 14:15:13 EST
> >Subject: -ckx consonant cluster?
> >
> >Hi there. First off, big fan of the blog.
> >Second, do you know anything about the consonant cluster -ckx in
> >Flemish/Waloon/Brusselois? It seems to be common in surnames and the
> >like (such as Flemish musician Marc Ickx)

Since this isn't relevant to his query, but is just an
observation: _this_ is the example he gives? Isn't the cyclist
Eddy Merckx vastly more well known than this musician? Or am I
just contaminated?

Jesse Sheidlower

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