LINGUIST List 8.964

Mon Jun 30 1997

Disc: -gry for linguists

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  1. Catherine N. Ball, -gry for linguists

Message 1: -gry for linguists

Date: Fri, 27 Jun 1997 09:27:42 -0400
From: Catherine N. Ball <>
Subject: -gry for linguists

In LINGUIST 8.929, Alan Harris wrote:
>Here are the responses to my request for other words that end in -gry
>in English ...

The '-gry' puzzle makes a nice assignment for undergrads who have had
a few weeks of phonology and morphology. With a little thought (and
training in linguistic analysis), resourceful students should be able
to come up with the principles for forming dozens of new words ending
in -gry. My own favorite is 'lemmingry' (place where lemmings are
kept). See my homework assignment for Introduction to Linguistics, at

- Cathy Ball
| Catherine N. Ball * Assoc. Prof. Linguistics, Georgetown University
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