Date: Thu, 13 Apr 1995 02:13:31 -0500

From: Leo Horishny Leo_Horishny[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]POL.COM

Subject: Re: Peggy

Margaret--[trunc.]-- Meg-- Peg--[dimin.]-- Peggy

As in

Mary-- Molly-- Polly

There seems to be a tendency for stops to replace nasals (as above) or liquids

(as in Richard-- Dick, Robert-- Bob) or of course fricatives (Theodore-- Ted)

in this process of hypocoristicism...

Best, Laurence-- Larry