The mp clan

My latest for The Week looks at phonaesthetics without ever actually using the word phonaesthetics (I thought readers might glaze over at the technical term). It also looks at an oddity in terms of distribution of sound combinations in English. It is…

The curious linguistic histories of ump, imp, amp, omp, and empt

 

One response to “The mp clan

  1. To see some of my own word-play using words that begin with “imp”, see
    http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/ABOUT-WORDS/2002-12/1039412218

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