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Beyond and behind the tables-a reply to Michael Bulley. Delving deeper into the phonology of non-occurring possible words of English

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Daniel Huber

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In a recent article in English Today, Michael Bulley (2012: 35) presents 'the permutations for monosyllables in common use in standard British English having the phonetic pattern: single consonant + short vowel + single consonant', using the OED as his source for data. While acknowledging the usefulness of Bulley's tables for pedagogical purposes, I wish to offer a very distinct answer to the question why certain words are missing from the contemporary English lexicon although they could have occurred as possible words.
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hal-00985187 , version 1 (29-04-2014)

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Daniel Huber. Beyond and behind the tables-a reply to Michael Bulley. Delving deeper into the phonology of non-occurring possible words of English. English Today, 2012, 28 (2), pp. 60-61. ⟨hal-00985187⟩
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