[LMB] OT: UK/US language quirk

Marc Wilson marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk
Fri Jun 2 15:59:15 BST 2017


On Fri, 2 Jun 2017 13:24:06 +0000, Pat Mathews <MATHEWS55 at msn.com>
wrote:

>When I took Old English, I was delighted to learn that I could memorize an entire set of verbs with "drink, drank, drunk....." and the accompanying mental soundtrack. Alas, it did have a side effect in a mild craving for a beer. Or ale.

Ah.  That's interesting: I wonder if that's the origin of that rule
about vowel sounds?

It's one of those things everybody seems to know without ever being
taught.  

It's always "ping-pong" and never "pong-ping".  And so on.
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