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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there is an existing term "ready reckoner"; so something bas...

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Anwulf: in Hungarian "szamitogep" is use for computer; it me...

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Ængelfolc: could possibly find an idiomatic way to say in Ge...

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Ængelfolc: Good: and what about the yoga-speak; the names of...

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Part II Of course this doesn't mean that as Europeans we hav...

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PS lifted the hood on my made-in-Australia car and discovere...

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1) it's the air that holds them up there not the sky; 2) "a...

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Help I need a cryptologist to decode that!...

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I notice that they are not seeking anyone fluent in Anglish ...

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So what about "install" which prima facie has latin roots, b...

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So what exactly is the origin of "Hounslow" which is on the ...

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ÆngelfolcL "Did you live in Germany before?" quite a while ...

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"mit einem ganz anderen Verhandlungsstil " better: bei einem...

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ferthfrith: "Thourough indeed, you should be proud.... but y...

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Ængelfol: Jedoch wenn man in Korea aufgewachsen sei, und an ...

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Ængelfolc: Ich bin selbst engstirnig, d.h. ich will dass die...

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ferthfrith & Ængelfolc: You two have much common ground in c...

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The best way to influence the future of realworld english is...

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Re: economy; if we ditch "economy" then we also must ditch "...

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I notice "oversee" is making a comeback in job advertisement...

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Ængelfolc: yes and no. I think people hear and remember the ...

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"byspell" ?? ez biztosan valami mellekbubaj egy torpetol, ug...

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Nem vagyok mano, se mano-ul beszelek...

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"deedway" ??? halvany gozom sincs rola ...

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Ængelfolc: "How about stubborn for pigheaded? I always like ...

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"uncooperative = unhelpful, bullheaded, pigheaded, headstron...

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Ængelfolc: Well that gets my vote; it is as understandable a...

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Ængelfolc: As a matter of curiosity, why is it that we have ...

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Ængelfolc : yes I agree and "ongoing assessment outcomes" ac...

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Also: I wrote this: "Yes indeed hindsight gives us wisdom...

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or something to do with naval ratings......

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On the other main (ie hand) to teach "deterioration" I began...

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ferthfrith: nicely done though now I don't understand it. ...

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"Outside of the big cities, it is probably a lot less like w...

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"Language and culture have little to do with DNA," But what ...

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Ængelfolc: Situation normal; alternative words work for som...

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"I'd like you to meet..." is a nice anglish way of introduci...

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The pitfalls of etymology: a) session: sitting as in "after...

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Ængelfolc: "No, I am not a weapons dealer!! " Of course not,...

on: Usage rules for adverbs

Normal word order in English is Subject Verb Object Manner P...

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Ængelfolc: "All one needs is a thesaurus and an English etym...

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Ængelfolc: a) I introduced the topic of overpopulation to hi...

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Academia is a tough target; it would be easier to target bus...

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It is quite true that as children native speakers learn phra...

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Attacking the church and academia will indeed bring peril to...

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Ængelfolc: "most women in European countries are NOT helping...

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Incidentally where I live sheep used to outnumber humans by ...

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Yes the question remains however will the number of native e...

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Not quite yet, Shall we make it 2.5 billion at birth? Must ...

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It's funny how "hercog" is in hungarian and I never consciou...

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Ængelfolc: "Most folks wouldn't take (or have) the time," (t...

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"Old English is not really needed to speak true English." Oh...

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Ængelfolc: "Three-In-One" was the brand name of an lubricati...

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1) 'The holy trinity' -> 'the holy threesome' ???? (but...

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"BTW, most "academics" are Francophiles and Latinophiles." ...

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Or better "Ongoing and end rating benchmarks need to be mad...

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Ængelfolc: you should be proud of me: I have actually used "...

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Ængelfolc: your putforwards are better than mine. But how ar...

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"file" is of course "NO-NO" french when it pertains to a fil...

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So let us take an example: "place" eg your place or mine? J...

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Here is a list of latinate words included in the top 250 oft...

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Well I would love to make Anglish work, and there are good s...

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oops junction 19...

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One must not get obsessed by immigration issues, for we all ...

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Ængelfolc: one approach to Anglish would be to look at the n...

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Ængelfolc: "Has this happened where you live?" Immigration i...

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Ængelfolc: Thanks for correcting the report on weath and nam...

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Ængelfolc: I must be halfway extinct then: at my local shopp...

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And finally finally while we all squabble over the language,...

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finally a recent report in England stated that William's mat...

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To continue with the issues: 1) Target market: who is Angli...

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Stanmund: yes I meant Anglo-normans or whatever you call Wil...

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@Ængelfolc: Anglish as i understand it is a language for "pu...

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Ængelfolc: "Intransitive verbs are the only English verbs th...

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Stanmund: sorry about the moniker: it was my mother's fault ...

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Ængelfolc: re will/would: thanks, what really interests me i...

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Ængelfolc: I notice that Danish uses "will/would" like Engli...

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Stanmund: Frankly the best way to learn a language is go the...

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Ængelfolc: Possibly you are not yet fully aware of how globa...

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Ængelfolc: Oh dear, I must have baited you again! I am most ...

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Today's horror words that I had to explain off the cuff: "et...

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Ængelfolc: "real heritage" : I was teasingly referring to Ce...

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Teaching a Korean nun: almost my first words were: how much ...

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I WAS going to suggest "do-er" "do-ee" but realized that wit...

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Ængelfolc: "Trustee" is a good illustration of how fraught t...

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Ængelfolc: Yes indeed I misunderstood you. Trustee: actually...

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Ængelfolc: Trust and transfer have two VERY different meanin...

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yes indeed these nine modal verbs are all Germanic. There ar...

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Stanmund: Most homeborn English speaker have little need to ...

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Ængelfolc: A) When arriving from outer space, the most strik...

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Ængelfolc: re szabni (as in szabo a tailor) .. muss aber ge...

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There was a map prepared for the Treaty of Trianon which sho...

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Ængelfolc: besides featuring in the Milosevich, Karadich, Ml...

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Guys: surely glee or gloating is good enough in the right co...

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Ængelfolc: Well I must say this column is quite entertaining...

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