jayles the ungreedy

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Re: “I’ve got” vs. “I have”  •  June 1, 2014, 8:43pm  •  0 vote

M'sieur 'arrycastle ! Many languages of Europe 'ave a form using "have+participle"; however, the exact usage is different. Using this form with "since", 'how long" and "for" to indicate a period up

Re: Are sports commentators and sports show anchors out to change the language?  •  May 26, 2014, 12:31am  •  0 vote

@HS Yes indeed. I am mighty curious as to how you arrive at your own point of view.

Re: Have diphthongs gone for good?  •  April 24, 2014, 7:33pm  •  0 vote

@AnWulf English spelling just grew like topsy and lacks a close-knit underpinning framework. Attempts to tidy it up mostly failed. For practical purposes using the right spell-checker is for non-nativ

Re: Pronunciation Etiquette—Hypothetical Question  •  March 30, 2014, 7:49pm  •  0 vote

My earlier remarks about the number of English-speakers on the Indian sub-continent did not quite hit middle stump. Assuming that around four percent of the adult pop speak English fluently (as appear

Re: Pronunciation Etiquette—Hypothetical Question  •  March 30, 2014, 6:31pm  •  0 vote

For those interested in speaking proper: The Queen's Hinglish: How to Speak Pukka .. published by Harper Collins And I have found there is a page in wikipedia under "Indian English" which provid

Re: Computer mouses or computer mice?  •  February 10, 2014, 8:00pm  •  2 votes

Re mouse/mice: a few nouns in English still use the Germanic umlaut/ablaut system to show plurals, like man/men, goose/geese, foot/feet. Mouse belongs here. There are also a few nouns which are "wea

Re: Computer mouses or computer mice?  •  February 10, 2014, 7:48pm  •  1 vote

@WW I think wot this shews is that the suffix -ful is pretty much portable almost like an inflection, provided of course the result is meaning-ful. Looks like the spelling follows the French pattern

Re: “feedback” and “check in”  •  December 4, 2013, 9:18pm  •  0 vote

@Anwulf re "progress" : yes you are right. However for my goals (ESOL), I need to teach the meaning of "pro" and "gress" as building blocks toward con-gress, ag-gress-ive, grade, a-gree, pro-pose, pro

Re: “Anglish”  •  November 5, 2013, 7:31pm  •  0 vote

I found "thole", the English version of "tolerate". http://www.bbc.co.uk/ulsterscots/words/thole This might have given us: "untholing" = intolerant or impatient "patient" = tholer/tholing ??