Re: **skivvies**

From: Jonathan Robie (
Date: Tue Mar 24 1998 - 00:37:42 EST

At 07:57 PM 3/23/98 -0600, Jeffrey Gibson wrote:
>One thing that Ben did not "mention" is that the "i" in "Skivvers" is
>Long and thus the word is pronounced SKYvers, whereas the initial "i" in
>"Skivvies" is short, and the word is pronounced as if it rhymed with
>shiver (burrrrrr). Now let's see some creative linguistic ideas in the
>light of pronunciation.

Oh, that's easy. It has to do with iticisation.

Jonathan (who loves challenges)

Jonathan Robie

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