[Ads-l] Labial+/s/ metathesis

Barretts Mail mail.barretts at GMAIL.COM
Thu Nov 23 17:47:53 EST 2017

I thought “psaghetti” was a classic example of children learning English violations of the sonority hierarchy (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonority_hierarchy <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonority_hierarchy>), but I don’t see any relevant hits on Google. BB

> On 23 Nov 2017, at 14:36, Dan Goncharoff <thegonch at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> When I was a wee lad in Brooklyn, I was prone to transposing consonants in
> writing and speech (eg, psaghetti), which I always attributed to dyslexia.
> On Nov 23, 2017 10:16 AM, "Neal Whitman" <nwhitman at ameritech.net> wrote:
>> This reminds me of the “FAFSA metathesis” I remarked on last year
>> (“fasfa”). Or maybe it’s just because it’s time to do another one for my
>> son. :(
>> Neal
>>> On Nov 22, 2017, at 7:43 PM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at YALE.EDU>
>> wrote:
>>> And as I may have mentioned when we were ensconced in that thread, a
>> number of contributors to my cancer list are under the impression that the
>> procedure we go in for periodically is the dreaded “biospy”.

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