Thursday, October 18, 2007

Homer's Saxomaphone

"Reduplication in English Homeric Infixation" (pdf) by Alan C. L. Yu, U. Chicago.

saxophone > saxo-ma-phone
Mississippi > Missi-ma-ssippi
telephone > tele-ma-phone
Alabama > Ala-ma-bama
wonderful > wonder-ma-ful
dialectic > dia-ma-lectic

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

maggie > ma-gag-gie

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