Date: Thu, 21 Sep 1995 09:45:11 EDT
From: Douglas Bayer x3701 3NW dbayer[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]YUKON.HQ.ILEAF.COM
Subject: Re: Mouse/Mice=House/Hice
On a PBS show listed in the paper as "Wolves and Artist" last night,
the narrator used both /wUlfs/ and /wUlvz/ in one sentence.
And the plural "dwarfs" has fully replaced "dwarves" in kid-vid.
Also, spelling aside, no voicing survives in "wolf's" "wife's" "life's"
etc. (By contrast, ME "-ende" /In/, respelled "-ing", is just
So what are young urban polygamists callin' their other halfs anymore?
PS: Don't forget "moose/meese."
On Thu, 21 Sep 1995, Donald M. Lance wrote:
Have you noticed the increasing frequency of the use of -s- in the
plural of 'house'? Lots of people say 'housses' these days. People
from all over. I notice it on tv. Hice, no, housses yes.
You can plug this one into your problem too, Terry. Over the last 37
years of teaching I observed 'blouzes' give way to 'blousses' and now
the last one is going. DMLance