David Bowie db.list at PMPKN.NET
Wed Apr 1 13:17:10 UTC 2009

From:    Herb Stahlke <hfwstahlke at GMAIL.COM>


> Sound change is a fact of language and always has been.  No one has
> ever been able to stop it...

Now, now, Herb, don't overstate the case--kill off all the speakers of a
language, sound change in that language stops pretty quickly.

(I'd add a smiley, except that it feels too serious to do so.)


David Bowie                               University of Central Florida
     Jeanne's Two Laws of Chocolate: If there is no chocolate in the
     house, there is too little; some must be purchased. If there is
     chocolate in the house, there is too much; it must be consumed.

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