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Burgess of the Bilabial Fricative

The Doctor is Sick, Anthony Burgess, 1960 “‘You’ve got this obsession, haven’t you?’ said Dr. Railton. ‘With words, I mean.’” Dr. Edwin Spindrift does. He’s a philologist, a linguist with an obsession with the bilabial fricative, “sound, etymology and lexical definition.” … Continue reading

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