A Clockwork Orange

Randy Alexander strangeguitars at GMAIL.COM
Fri Aug 3 02:47:59 UTC 2012

On Fri, Aug 3, 2012 at 5:14 AM, Arnold Zwicky <zwicky at stanford.edu> wrote:

> among the exceptions to Forestress in Compounds is the subrule having to
> do with N + N combinations in which N1 denotes the *material* of which N2
> is made ("bead curtain", "lead casket", etc.) -- where afterstress is the
> (possible inviolable) rule.  as here.
> (*source* compounds, in which N2 is made with N1, are much more variable.
>  more discussion in
> http://www.stanford.edu/~zwicky/forestress-and-afterstress.pdf )
> in any case "clockwork ORANGE" is just what you'd expect if the orange is
> made of clockwork.

Thanks for the pdf.  Now reading!

Randy Alexander
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