a (new?) back form and a weird reanalysis

Mark Mandel thnidu at GMAIL.COM
Tue Dec 4 19:08:37 UTC 2012

A haplogy assisted in all three cases by the unstressed /sɨs/.


On Tue, Oct 2, 2012 at 1:11 AM, W Brewer <brewerwa at gmail.com> wrote:

> LH, WG wrote: <<<dissasemble > dissemble>>.
> WB: No doubt simple haplology. Cf. Miss(iss)ippi. (A flash in my fading
> neurons said: {associate ~ dissociate > disassociate}, but it is time for
> my nap now.

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