En réponse à John Cowan : > Sound-change operates regularly to produce irregularity; > analogy operates irregularly to produce regularity. > --anybody know exactly which neo-grammarian said this? I thought it was attributed to Saussure (not a neo-grammarian stricto sensu, but in many ways their spiritual heir). Christophe Grandsire. http://rainbow.conlang.free.fr You need a straight mind to invent a twisted conlang.