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Why is 'women' pronounced wimin?

 
 
Reply Fri 30 Oct, 2015 08:59 am
Why is 'women' pronounced wimin?

Could someone please explain to me why it is so?

Thanks.
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Tes yeux noirs
 
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Reply Fri 30 Oct, 2015 09:07 am
Originally the singular in Old English was wimman and the plural wimmen. Later the pronunciation of the singular altered in Middle English.
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layman
 
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Reply Fri 30 Oct, 2015 09:11 am
@tanguatlay,
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Why is 'women' pronounced wimin?


It aint. At least not around these here parts, where I'm from. It's pronounced "wimminz."
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tanguatlay
 
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Reply Fri 30 Oct, 2015 10:03 am
Thanks, Tes yeux noirs.
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