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Roger Mills scripsit:

> It's not always necessary to resort to analogy, though Christophe's Lat.
> honos > honor is a good example (note that not all such cases underwent the
> change-- flos ~floris, tempus ~temporis)

It's the nature of analogical change that (unlike classic sound change)
it doesn't operate uniformly.

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To say that Bilbo's breath was taken away is no description at all.  There
are no words left to express his staggerment, since Men changed the language
that they learned of elves in the days when all the world was wonderful.
        --_The Hobbit_