Random Note for WOTY 2014: neknominate, -ion, -ed, -ing

W Brewer brewerwa at GMAIL.COM
Wed Feb 19 17:45:20 UTC 2014

(1) <neck nominate> from <next + nominate>. Unstressed [nEkst]
cluster-simplified to [nEk'] in the environment of beer. Trying to prise
apart the [k] from the <x> grapheme, and discard the [s], is
orthographically mind-blowing. Hence re-analysis as <neck>; whence <neck &
(2) Try to find a Gael & see if [nEk] has some Celtic association with
alcohol consumption.

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