Cohen, Gerald Leonard gcohen at MST.EDU
Mon Sep 1 16:07:21 UTC 2008

Sorry. I somehow overlooked the phonological comment. Mea culpa.
G. Cohen


Message from: Benjamin Zimmer, Mon 9/1/2008 10:43 AM

> Why "but"?  Aren't overlapping sounds a
> contributing factor for blends (both intentional,
> Ã  la "motel", and un-)?

Indeed. That's why I wrote in the LL post, "Add to that the
phonological overlap that allows the creation of the fused form
[æd'hid] or [É(tm)d'hid], and the blendability seems almost
overdetermined." For more on overlapping contributing to blending, see
my previous LL post, "Blawgs, phonolawgically speaking":

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