Re: [tied] Re: Check out Origin of Ancient Languages

From: george knysh
Message: 16337
Date: 2002-10-17

--- Piotr Gasiorowski <piotr.gasiorowski@...>
> Yes. Children sometimes regularise it by saying
> "wsza" /fs^a/ for the (the word is
> feminine), but this reasonable innovation hasn't
> caught on yet. The 'flea' word (PSl. *blUxa,
> *blUxU) became early Polish pl/cha : bl/ex, then
> pl/cha : pl/ech, and finally pchl/a : pchel/ (/pxwa/
> : /pxew/), since the old cluster was too much of of
> a good thing even for Poles.
> Piotr

*****GK: With us Ukes it's "blokha" and "wosha".
Little she-darlin's....A flea/louse by any other name,
say what? (:=))) AFAIK, the English expression "flea
market" has not yet caught on in translation. But
perhaps "flea" here means something different?****

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