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.
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