Date: Wed, 22 Oct 1997 13:42:37 -0600

From: charles fritz juengling cjuengling[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]STCLOUDSTATE.EDU

Subject: Re: whole nuther ballgame


. This kind of reanalysis is legion,

both in this direction (an ewt -- a newt) and especially in the opposite (an

orange, an umpire, an apron: all from stems with historical initial n-).

add 'nickname' from 'an ekename' to the list.

The SED also turned up 'nants' for 'ants' and 'nangnail' for 'hangnail.' The

progression must have been a hangnail an angnail (with usual loss of

[h]) a nangnail.

Fritz Juengling

Fritz Juengling

Foreign Languages and Literature Department

St. Cloud State University

St. cloud, Minnesota