Fwd: -ckx consonant cluster?

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Tue Nov 27 18:01:33 UTC 2007

At 12:05 PM -0500 11/27/07, Jesse Sheidlower wrote:
>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?
and in certain linguistic circles, Cedric Boeckx.


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