"mores" with silent E

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Tue Aug 3 16:58:55 UTC 2010

At 11:28 AM -0400 8/3/10, Joel S. Berson wrote:
>At 8/3/2010 10:53 AM, Laurence Horn wrote:
>>I'd like to think that the monosyllabic
>>pronunciation may be a reconstruction from "some-mores".
>Larry, I think that's spelled "s'mores".  :-)
Indeed, it's a two-stage reduction.  We're especially fond of such
abbreviations for anything we're sweet on.  That's a moray.


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