charles.hannibal at gmail.com
Tue Jun 8 10:35:16 EDT 2010
>My favorite "mispronunciation" is "aks" for "ask," which is actually the
original form. One sees spellings of "aks" as late as the 17th century.
I also like "''em", for "them", which is (I believe) the direct descendant
of West Saxon 'hem', whereas "them" is a Scandinavian import.
ObDWJ my most embarrassing mispronunciation was of "Taliesin" - which I did
in the presence of both DWJ and Ronald Hutton.
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