[DWJ] Big Bad Read
charlescbutler at btinternet.com
Sat Jun 24 13:46:44 EDT 2006
Otter Perry <ottertee at silverwinggraphics.com> wrote:
I was quite taken aback by the news that there are accents in
which an "l" is added [Bristol, for example, and wherever it is
in Oz that Kyra did the thesis on].
Interestingly (or perhaps not), the word 'Bristol' is itself an example of this. It comes from Bridge Stow (stow meaning 'place' - exciting huh? ObDWJ cf 'Stow on the Water'): hence, 'site of a bridge'. But as early as 1200 it was being written with that extra 'l'. So it's a longstanding habit.
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