[Ads-l] New to me: "deep-seeded"

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Fri Jun 19 00:07:31 UTC 2015


Another reanalysis of the same kind: "to soft-petal" < "soft-pedal".  Of course there's also "to soft-peddle", but that's one doesn't involve the same neutralization.

LH

> On Jun 18, 2015, at 6:17 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> in place of "deep-seated"
> 
> As usual, I'm behind the curve: 320,000 raw G-hits, including an astounding
> number  - i.e. more than one - of pswaydo-etymologies in justification of
> "deep-seeded" as the "proper" form.
> 
> A question arises: is there, in fact, a distinction between [d] and
> "flapped" [t]/?
> 
> -- 
> -Wilson
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