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Re: “Anglish”  •  March 6, 2011, 1:36am  •  0 vote

Ængelfolc: if you seek real pain in the english, take a look at "academic word list" on Wikipedia and follow the links. It is enthralling stuff, but shows what you are up against.

Re: “Anglish”  •  March 5, 2011, 6:53pm  •  0 vote

Ængelfolc: These people are often not linguists as such. They may be, for example, an immigrant pharmacist, who needs a minimum of IELTS 7.0 to work professionally. Or they may be budding engineers, I

Re: “Anglish”  •  March 4, 2011, 11:50pm  •  0 vote

We do try to teach "made up of" along with "consist of", but inevitably romance language speakers just choose the romance option. For the others the romance option is often less error-prone. Le mot ju

Re: “Anglish”  •  March 4, 2011, 9:31pm  •  0 vote

Ængelfolc: I absolutely agree; knowing what is really English is a major issue; but of course the first task would be to get the average person interested. I wonder whether facebook and hotmail etc wo

Re: “Anglish”  •  March 4, 2011, 5:43am  •  0 vote

Ængelfolc: Ne haragudj! Ne sertodj meg. Nem akartalak zavarni. Ne felecs el, hogy eleinte azt mondtam, hogy teszik nekem az Anglish. Egyetertunk, hogy az akademiakban, es az egyetemeken all a problema

Re: Fora vs Forums  •  March 4, 2011, 3:45am  •  0 vote

When bringing in foreign words some languages change the spelling and plural to their own system. So for example in hungarian "buffet" is spelt "bufe" (with an umlaut) and a regular plural. Things mig

Re: “Anglish”  •  March 4, 2011, 12:50am  •  0 vote

Ængelfolc: as a descendant of the illegitimate son of and Norman lord and a welsh wench, I think my birthright would lie elsewhere than Anglish, I would suggest you check your own antecedents back ov

Re: “Anglish”  •  March 3, 2011, 9:35am  •  1 vote

Ænglisc: I would have given you an A but 1) melting suggests a change in temperature as the cause, which is not the case with soil liquefaction; and 2) IMHO we can sway people, but for an inanimate pr

Re: “Anglish”  •  March 3, 2011, 12:52am  •  0 vote

Ængelfolc! I award you A- ! That was surprisingly intelligible. It certainly shows what could be done if academics were willing. It does however highlight the difficulty of settling on new terminolo

Re: “Anglish”  •  March 2, 2011, 3:36am  •  0 vote

I must admit that Anglish would make medical definitions somewhat redundant. Once we call pneumoconiosis "breathingindustdisease" it's pretty obvious what it means, unless of course your greek is good

Re: “Anglish”  •  March 2, 2011, 1:50am  •  0 vote

Ængelfolc! Good. Would you accept a little challenge for you for homework? If so, pls post your comments in Anglish on one of the following topics (100 words max): 1) soil liquefaction or 2) pneumocon

Re: “Anglish”  •  March 1, 2011, 6:32am  •  1 vote

Ængelfolc, in general I like the idea of anglish. However there are powerful forces working against its worldwide adoption. There are many areas such as medicine, computing, accounting, engineering, a

Re: “Anglish”  •  December 17, 2010, 3:14am  •  2 votes

Yes this is indeed a noteworthy FOLKWAYS SHIFT ! I would however be somewhat taken aback if anglish unclouded your speech.

Re: “Anglish”  •  October 12, 2010, 8:28pm  •  1 vote

Unluckily there are some hurdles in the way of changing English spelling. 1) Computer keyboards limit the options. We need something that will work straightaway without resetting the font/language.

Re: “Anglish”  •  September 30, 2010, 10:06pm  •  0 vote

maybe it would give the right impression then!

Re: “Anglish”  •  September 24, 2010, 11:21pm  •  0 vote

Thou is not out of date It is still used inside the family in the north of England

Re: “Anglish”  •  September 8, 2010, 3:53am  •  0 vote

more on agglutination....which has been bugging me. 1) respell it as: agluetination... suggesting glue 2) the "cling-on effect" (courtesy of Startrek) 3) it is the "beaver-dam" of human history whi

Re: “Anglish”  •  August 19, 2010, 9:56pm  •  0 vote

amen to GMH although hope of purging English has indeed grown gray hairs

Re: “Anglish”  •  August 18, 2010, 10:52pm  •  1 vote

Yes English has for sure been overrun with romance loan words. My only grouch is that latin-borrowings to me seem to have no flavor, color, or feeling. For example, "agglutination" means very little t

Re: “Anglish”  •  August 12, 2010, 10:13pm  •  1 vote

Hi Talking to an civil engineer at the bus stop, he used the word potable instead of drinkable....reason of course all the textbooks at uni use it. Be nice if potable meant able to be potted. Secon

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