Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Fri Jan 16 01:06:02 UTC 2009

At 6:03 PM -0500 1/15/09, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
>Not in OED:
>2008 _Top 10 Intelligent Design Myths_ [
>] : When
>the cold of Niflheim touched the fires of Muspell, the giant Ymir and a
>behemothic cow, Auehumla, emerged from the thaw.

An adjective I can imagine writing, but not pronouncing.  [b@'him at Ik]
with stress on "he"?  [bih@'mOTIk] or [bih@'maTIk] with secondary on
the "be" and primary on the "moth"?  Or maybe rhyming with "gothic"?
All totally impossible.


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