End of ADS-L Digest - 17 Mar 1995 to 18 Mar 1995 ************************************************ There are 13 messages totalling 237 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. Variable -s on Nouns (2) 2. Chuck/Potholes (3) 3. chuck hole/pot hole (2) 4. hellbent for leather (2) 5. apposite -s 6. bamboozle 7. 8. Cajun homesteads ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Sun, 19 Mar 1995 00:18:28 CST From: "Donald M. Lance" Subject: Re: Variable -s on Nouns Michael Montgomery has supplied exactly the kind of real-life examples I was hoping for. Each generation must keep in mind that the next ones will develop their own language rules. "Ozarks Mountains" and "Cowboys runner" sound as right to their users as they sound wrong to me. Meaning, of course,"not grammatical in my dialect." "A scissor" and "a pant" also have wrong shapes for the holes in my lexical paradigm. I've noticed forms like "Cowboys runner" in the speech of sports announcers on tv but didn't recall them when I posted the info about -s on attributive 'Ozark/s'. Thanks, Michael. DMLance