Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Thu Sep 20 19:22:27 UTC 2007

At 3:11 PM -0400 9/20/07, Laurence Horn wrote:
>At 11:57 AM -0700 9/20/07, Arnold M. Zwicky wrote:
>>On Sep 20, 2007, at 11:43 AM, Wilson Gray wrote:
>>>I'm going to let the spelling alone, since I have no idea how people
>>>who say [sauf], etc., spell it,...
>>the spelling would be relevant as an indication of the analysis that
>>these speakers have for [saufmo(r)].  do they think its first element
>>is the name of a compass point?
>I was thinking some speakers, especially non-rhotic ones, might
>assume the same sort of idea is involved with "southmore" as with the
>essentially rhyming and (apparently) equally non-compositional
>"southpaw".  (The latter *is* in fact compositional in its origin,
>but quite opaquely so.)
P.P.S.  And after all, there are even more "soufpaw"s on the web than
there are "soufmore"s.

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