avine at ENG.SUN.COM
Tue Feb 1 18:19:13 UTC 2000
Hmm, in all this r-shifting discussion, no-one has mentioned the -er vs. -re
suffixes. While they may not be distinguishable in English now, might they have
been at one time? Or is this a case of borrowing French orthography (and
pronunciation?), then correcting the orthography to match the pronunciation?
E.g. theatre vs. theater.
Andrea Vine, avine at eng.sun.com, Sun-Netscape Alliance i18n architect
"So I just don't see this as an either-or issue as much as an apples
are yummy, and oranges are yummy, too, issue, and every now and then
fruit salad is tasty." -- Matthew Wall
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