Query on the term *mistri*

Peter J. Claus pclaus at HAYWIRE.CSUHAYWARD.EDU
Sat Feb 28 14:39:32 UTC 1998

Thank you, Robert.  That would seem to settle it.


On Sat, 28 Feb 1998, Robert J. Zydenbos wrote:

> On Fri, 27 Feb 1998, Peter J. Claus wrote:
> > Is it mEstrI  or mE.s.trI  (ie. retroflex 's' and 't')  and if not, why
> > not?
> >
> Exactly: because it is from the Portuguese and not from the English word.
> Had the original word been English, we would most probably have seen a
> retorflex 't', as is usual in such borrowings.
> RZ

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