Mark Mandel thnidu at GMAIL.COM
Fri Sep 26 14:25:39 UTC 2008

Ah, thank you. I hadn't been aware of that.

m a m

On Wed, Sep 24, 2008 at 11:16 PM, Arnold M. Zwicky <zwicky at csli.stanford.edu
> wrote:

> well, as i recall the literature on the matter, it's *not* the same
> process, but rather a phonological extension of final -n, which
> probably had nothing to do with the past tense forms.
> arnold

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