30 January 2006

the verbing of cran-morph

On Language Log, Ben Zimmer offers a discussion of the emergence of the item dango as a cran-morph, with a concise background on what a cran-morph is. I couldn't help but notice the verbalization of cran-morph in his post's title, The cran-morphing of -dango. This appears to be the first instance of a verbally inflected form of cran-morph in all of Google's index, judging by the absence of pages containing 'cran-morphing' or 'cran-morphed'.


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