jayles

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“it’s the put-er-on-er-er”

When I was brought up in England we used to say things like ...

Which sound “normal” to you?

A) Must we have fish for dinner again? B) Shall we have t...

“The plants were withered” Adjective or passive?

Please look at the following examples: a) The plants died. ...

Five eggs is too many

A: What are you cooking? B: An omelette. A: How many eggs ...

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Why can't Old English words be dusted ... and put back in th...

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In my life I have dared to dream and sometimes lived my drea...

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It all rides on whether one wishes to be understood by all a...

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For myself I am quite happy to get rid of "utilize", "utiliz...

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If I look up "brook" or "note" online I find many meanings b...

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Gallitrot: stimme ein. I had never consiered the lot of tho...

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"targe" is still found in Shakespear (Antony and Cleo??) mea...

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"paled into insignificance" >> become as bleak nothingness??...

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Good, we seem to be of the same mind. I find when I am wri...

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Yes the whole spelling saga is on the Wikipedia page for spe...

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comprehensive ->> all-enfolding, or perhaps "sweeping" r...

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Far be it from me to weigh in here but ... 1) Sieg is perha...

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By the way there is one setting where we do put something be...

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I came up with "High-Reeve" because it is still brooked in s...

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bin der selber Meinung. I had a trimaran that was quite yare...

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"It is high time you went to bed". "I would rather that you...

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I thought "baker" orignally came from the latin "pistor" ???...

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So "the draft" (as in conscripted soldiers) is Germanic? Bu...

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Anwulf: you might take a look at heeresranks: eg wikipedia m...

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"The Home Guard" could be the English defence forces.. "hor...

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In truth "realm" stems from "royaume" so "the English govern...

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I struggled to write an email in anglish at last: I have sp...

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Well done! I think 'geld' was some kind of tax. So 'pensio...

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Pension?? do we have a good word for it? something ending in...

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gesaelig is now of course "silly" in today's English. Perhap...

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I would fain point out that "wlatsome" is forsooth "loatheso...

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So how does one pronounce "wlatsome"??? Is the "w" silent?? ...

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Found 'poll' is from M L G so we can brook it for elections...

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So we might use "wielding" instead of government to mean the...

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"wield" - found out that this is kin to "walten", "Gewalt", ...

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Bemoaning my fate yet again.... "Collocations" is not a word...

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"However, I don't think I would teach some of the old words ...

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The other thing is knowing which words are truly latinate wh...

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Today, looking at a news article for students to discuss, I ...

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"for" meaning because is still brooked as a conjunction toda...

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"The right to bare arms" (misunderstood in the North as "Th...

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Yes but keep in mind that "highte" is sort of passive in mea...

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"there was a knight that highte Theseus" - Chaucer, the knig...

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Oddly enough, newswriters are often aware of short English w...

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Much as I would teach "befuddled" to ESOL students, "confuse...

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Wonderful thought to brook "yokeing" and "yokeless"; perhaps...

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In England where English is spoke men say "full stop" at the...

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Lastly of course it's all about collocations: for instance I...

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I should add that Korean like OE is an SOV tongue so word or...

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Anwulf: I would love not to use grammatical terms like "subj...

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"overblown" ??...

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"Ich gratuliere Ihnen zu Ihrem zukuenftigen Ruhestand!" Wer...

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rel "link": sadly we already use "linking" "linkers" when t...

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Or there is unevenness .... "Inequality and the wealth divi...

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Ængelfolc: re "headstrong": thanks; part of my job is to mak...

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Anwulf: "wite = blame (both noun and verb)" : would be befud...

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So: twice-wed, twice-sundered?...

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Is "hosp" or "frack" still in German?? I can't seem to come ...

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Anwulf: so those of us who do not know OE are unworthy???...

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was at a fordeal >>> had the upperhand?? held sway?? was a...

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advantage >>> upside, disadvantage >>> downside, drawbacks...

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1) Isn't it strange how latinate (and greek) words sound stu...

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I just meant they sound the same...

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Sadly "hoar" is also spelt "whore"; so "whore-iness" could b...

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Q: "parents" >>> "elders" or ???? "grandparents" >>> ???? ...

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rootless >>> plug-in; add-on ??? development >> betterments...

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AnWulf: gobbledegook is gobbledegook however you put it, wha...

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AnWulf: " the 'dom' in dominatrix.." yes you're right, so do...

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Stanmund: "I had not the weest drift of what the Latinate 'a...

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move >> shift OMG I pretend to be an English teacher, but...

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"umwelt" : the online dictionary gives the meaning as slight...

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The answer is unclouded....

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Without children there are no tomorrows. (we already say thi...

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Mir fehlt der Fleiss beim Biertrinken... Ich dachte dass es ...

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Teacher: ... so "a" as a prefix usually means "on" as in "at...

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"inherently" .... well of course this means "per se" or "by ...

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Aengelfolc: the word "empirical" came up again and I was won...

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Aengelfolc: "incontinence" in modern usage usually refers to...

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"The neolithic revolution had important consequences" >> "T...

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Angelfolc: so "geornnes" means "earnest" or horniness??...

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May I put forward that we build month names akin to Czech? (...

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It's pretty easy to teach the word ontology; begin with eina...

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Sometimes it seems as if "academic" means using non-English ...

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When I went to skule we called it "the old stone age" "middl...

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