Date: Wed, 15 Dec 1993 17:06:38 CST From: "Donald M. Lance" Subject: modren metathesis If Winnie always said 'modren' and would have written it that way, did she commit/use/succumb-to methasis? What did she metathesize? She thought the -r- came first. And if she learned it that way and never noticed others saying the "unmetathesized" form, did she metathesize? Did she metathesize the incoming auditory signal when she failed to notice the Lance family's pronunciation? Sorry to keep beating this stubborn mule. DMLance