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English (Middle)

(England; Indo-European, West Germanic)

Summary:
Diachronically, root-final clusters of a velar stop followed by a alveolar fricative metathesized:

'ks' > 'sk'
Examples:
a. 'ks' in Old English > 'sk' in Middle English (American Heritage Dictionary)

dox > dosc, dusk 'dusk'
Conditions:
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Motivation:
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Symbols:
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Last Updated: 6/18/2007
References:
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