Re[2]: [tied] Push

From: Brian M. Scott
Message: 62393
Date: 2009-01-08

At 7:53:19 AM on Wednesday, January 7, 2009, tgpedersen

> --- In, "Arnaud Fournet"
> <fournet.arnaud@...> wrote:


>> Most s of standard French are sh in northern Dialect and
>> this feature is very well kept in English.

>> Cf. coussin = coushin = English cushion

My favorite example: Eng. <chase> is from OFr <chacier> (now
<chasser>), but Eng. <catch> is from the ONFr form <cacher>.

>> hence pousser = pousher = English push

> That *pousher must be the one OED calls 'unattested'?

It seems likely.

> What do you think they mean by that?

Presumably exactly what it says.

>> The same applies to z
>> vision = vizhon = English vizhun

No, this is the result of a relatively late development in
English whereby ME /sj, zj/ > EModE /s^, z^/.