White Flag -- "rythm", no vowel in

Amy West medievalist at W-STS.COM
Tue Mar 20 12:34:47 UTC 2012

On 3/20/12 12:02 AM, Automatic digest processor wrote:
> Date:    Mon, 19 Mar 2012 20:29:14 -0400
> From:    Eric Nielsen<ericbarnak at GMAIL.COM>
> Subject: Re: White Flag -- "rythm", no vowel in
> The Welsh ran out of dry land and could go no further. Their cousins made a
> getaway to Armorica.
> But all still a part of our great language.
> Eric

Even I, an American of Welsh descent, believes that basing the "w
sometimes as a vowel" statement on Welsh words borrowed into English is
a cheat. Creating a rule based on an exception? C'mon. . . .

---Amy West

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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