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On Wed, Jun 4, 2008 at 10:55 AM, caeruleancentaur
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> Perhaps it's because 'simplify' was brought into English from the
> French 'simplifier' (according to the AHD).  The other words came to us
> directly from the Latin participles.

Ah, so it took a side trip.  Well, that explains the existence of a
discrepancy, even if we haven't yet established how the details worked
out over in Gaul...

Thanks!

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Mark J. Reed <[log in to unmask]>