Am 2000-07-14 um 18:58 h UCT hat Kenneth Whistler geschrieben:
> Thus no one is going to confuse the verb ending -te with the noun te meaning
> "hand", any more than English speakers mix up "to", "too", and "two" or
> "their" and "there" when they hear them used in context.
This reminds me to an observation that has puzzled me for years:
I have often seen native "that" written in place of "than".
The T, and N, keys are so far apart that this cannot be a simple
slip of fingers. So the question is: how can these two words be
confused? Is there a dialect where these sound similar? And how
comes that I never have seen "than" in place of "that"?
Thank you for any enlightment,
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