[Ads-l] query on -s truncation

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Wed May 27 19:45:31 UTC 2015


> On May 27, 2015, at 3:23 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> 
> On Wed, May 27, 2015 at 12:14 PM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>
> wrote:
> 
>> Seems like I vaguely recall something on this but I can't remember what.
> 
> 
> Lars,
> 
> At one of the summer LSA's - '73? '74? - it was hip to do that with proper
> names, whether of people or of animals. Everyone is familiar with Barbara >
> Babs, of course. But, in this particular case, everything began with the
> S-ing of the name of Jim Fidelholtz's dog - which name I've forgotten.

Otto.


> Jim
>> Jims, Ivan > Ives, Wilson > Wil[s], Robert > Robs/Bobs, etc. Ivan and I
> continued as Ives and Wil[s] with each other to the very end.
> 
> -- 
> -Wil[s]
> -----
> All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
> come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
> -Mark Twain
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