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On Fri, Dec 25, 2009 at 12:12 PM, Philip Newton <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

>
> The Wikipedia article "Phonological history of English"
> (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phonological_history_of_English) as well
> as the specific articles linked to from the "See also" may be of
> interest in this connection, since it has quite a bit on the various
> splits and mergers that took place in various parts of Anglophonia; so
> there you can see areas where some regions merged certain sounds while
> others kept them separate and so on.
>
> I, for one, find that kind of thing fascinating reading.

Thank you! That looks really interesting. Some light holiday reading!

--gary