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#1 2011-06-04 19:37:20

RonButters
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Registered: 2009-01-14
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"will-being" for "well-being"

10% of the first six Google-search pages for “will-being” show up as meaning “well-being.” This is related to the pin/pen merger, but the “merger” of / I/ and /E/ before /L/ (noted usually in “pillow,” “Illinois,” and “milk”) is arguably a semantic reanalysis in “will-being.”

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#2 2011-06-06 21:08:32

David Bird
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Registered: 2009-07-28
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Re: "will-being" for "well-being"

It seems possible that will-being is a reanalysis, but what might it mean? Futurity? Strength?

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