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overt

02 Sep 2001

Now jonvw has called into question my discussion of the overt/covert pair, so I did a little research to try to back up my claim. I asked Robert Rankin, a romanticist and philologist, for his thoughts. He agrees with Jonathan:

Finally, this passage from Historical Linguistics by R.L. Trask corroborates my claim: