Date: Wed, 12 Nov 1997 18:28:27 -0500
From: Beverly Flanigan FLANIGAN[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]OUVAXA.CATS.OHIOU.EDU
Subject: Re: Rima's rule of thumb
Extension, as in Don Lance's example, is typical in language learner
speech. My mother, whose first language was Norwegian, heard the word
"travel" in school but also knew the Norwegian cognate meaning "walk."
So, when asked by the teacher one day how she got to school, my mother
answered, "I travelled." Needless to say, everyone laughed (but her).
The story became a family classic.