Date: Fri, 7 Apr 1995 08:09:00 EDT From: "Dennis.Preston" <22709MGR[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MSU.EDU> Subject: Harassment It takes a productive (i.e., non-Beavis-and-Butthead) morphology (at least as regards -ous) to snicker at Urinous. In some recent work here on trisyllabic laxing, we have found that lots of so-called productive rules appear not to be so after all. Looks like lexical representations are winning the day. (E.g., divine, divinity; cave, cavity; saline, salinity). Dennis Preston <22709mgr[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]> chaning to