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] (1989 to 1993 was: jn5j[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]cornella.bitnet //