[Ads-l] Labial+/s/ metathesis

Barretts Mail mail.barretts at GMAIL.COM
Thu Nov 23 23:38:36 EST 2017

According to Wiktionary (https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/aks <https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/aks>), it’s not metathesis, but a descendant of the OE axian. See also https://www.dailywritingtips.com/metathesis/ <https://www.dailywritingtips.com/metathesis/>.

Benjamin Barrett
Formerly of Seattle, WA

> On 23 Nov 2017, at 18:24, Herb Stahlke <hfwstahlke at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> I'm familiar with the AAVE metathesis of /sk/, at least in "ask/aks," but
> this evening on the news I heard a speaker say "I don't graps it." with an
> /sp/ metathesis.  I haven/t noticed that before, and I might have misheard
> it.  Does /s+C/ metathesis occur more generally?  Is there also an /st/
> metathesis?
> Herb
> On Thu, Nov 23, 2017 at 5:47 PM, Barretts Mail <mail.barretts at gmail.com <mailto:mail.barretts at gmail.com>>
> wrote:
>> I thought “psaghetti” was a classic example of children learning English
>> violations of the sonority hierarchy (https://en.wikipedia.org/ <https://en.wikipedia.org/>
>> wiki/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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