[Ads-l] Hawai'i

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Wed Mar 23 23:52:15 UTC 2016

On Wed, Mar 23, 2016 at 12:08 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>

> The apostrophic spelling (with corresponding glottal stop in speaking) has
> become increasingly common in the past (let's say) twenty years.

IMO, what's happening is that the anapostrophic spelling (without
corresponding glottal stop) may be - but probably isn't - becoming slightly
less usual.

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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