[Ads-l] [boxed set >] "boxset"

Charles C Doyle cdoyle at UGA.EDU
Sun Nov 15 13:55:29 UTC 2015


I would most naturally say "a box lunch"--not "a boxed lunch."  But we Southerners are simple folks (it's the humidity).

--Charlie

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> On Nov 14, 2015, at 10:04 PM, Herb Stahlke <hfwstahlke at GMAIL.COM> =
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> another ice cream compound.

and with the same cluster simplification helping it along

/ksts/ > /ks/  box set
/stkr/ > /skr/ ice cream

Yes, OK, there's a juncture in there, but there's still effort that's =
ripe for reducing.

LH

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