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#208779 - 01/07/13 01:58 AM Re: skoshe on the rocksh [Re: olly]  
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smile

> yeahbut...

So M (as if I didn't expect you to argue the case!) are you really telling me that sc~ is not a more common feature of Englisc than sk~ ?

and no, I can't LIU cause my bloody OED won't load for some reason frown

#208780 - 01/07/13 03:15 AM Re: scosche [Re: Faldage]  
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this too shall pass
Originally Posted By: Faldage
Except for skate these words all need the k to retain the /sk/ pronunciation.


ah.. like in scald and scathe.

(like you've so often pointed out, don't look for consistency in English spelling.)

#208781 - 01/07/13 03:18 AM Re: skoshe on the rocksh [Re: maverick]  
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Originally Posted By: maverick
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> yeahbut...

are you really telling me that sc~ is not a more common feature of Englisc than sk~ ?



not at all.. I'm just telling you that sk~ is not at all rare (see also previous post).

#208782 - 01/07/13 04:49 AM Re: skoshe on the rocksh [Re: Prof@NHTI]  
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Then there's always that Brit piece of perversion, sceptical.

#208783 - 01/07/13 03:34 PM Re: scosche [Re: maverick]  
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My dancing partner said, " We were just a scosche off" and when I asked about the word he said his grandfather used it when they were building and measuring.

#208784 - 01/07/13 03:37 PM Re: scosche [Re: tsuwm]  
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Excellent - thank you !!!

#208786 - 01/07/13 05:10 PM Re: scosche [Re: Prof@NHTI]  
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no, thank you for an interesting question with an interesting answer smile

#208796 - 01/07/13 08:59 PM Re: scosche [Re: maverick]  
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..and welcome back - you'd be amazed how often someone asks a question here and never bothers to comment on the answer(s), or never bothers to return, one.

#208804 - 01/08/13 02:55 AM Re: scosche [Re: tsuwm]  
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course, that never stops us arguin' amongst ourownsef... wink

#208823 - 01/08/13 05:36 PM Re: scosche [Re: Prof@NHTI]  
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