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John Cowan wrote:


> Steg Belsky scripsit:
>
> > And the
> > /m/-/s/ juncture seems to attract an intermediary [p], [tSampski].
>
> This is typical of English, as shown by the common surname
> "Thompson", which is "Tom's son" with an intrusive "p".
>  (Hi, Carlos!).

Hi John...

> Ditto "Sampson" < "Sam's son".
>
> Then there's Nim Chimpsky (not Chimsky), one of the first
sign-language-using
> apes.

-- Carlos Th