Date: Sun, 10 Sep 1995 11:13:37 -0400
From: "E. Wayles Browne" ewb2[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]CORNELL.EDU
Subject: Re: contempt vs. content
If _comptroller_ can be pronounced _controller_, one would think that
_contempt_ could be pronounced _content_ (though I still wouldn't want
to pronounce it content, myself). Does anyone know how the first
pair of words came to resemble each other?
Wayles Browne, Assoc. Prof. of Linguistics
Morrill Hall, Cornell University
Ithaca, New York 14853, U.S.A.
tel. 607-255-0712 (o), 607-273-3009 (h)
e-mail ewb2[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]cornell.edu (1989 to 1993 was: jn5j[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]cornella.bitnet //
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