Date: Wed, 12 Nov 1997 18:28:27 -0500 From: Beverly Flanigan 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.