AnWulf

Joined: June 19, 2011

Number of comments posted: 597

Number of votes received: 192

Native English speaker. Conversant in German, Russian, Spanish, and Anglo-Saxon.

Ferþu Hal!

I have a pilot's license (SEL certificate); I'm a certified diver (NAUI); I've skydived and was qualified as a paratrooper in the Army (Airborne!); I was a soldier (MI, Armor, Engineer).

I worked for a corporation, was a law enforcement officer, and a business owner.

Bachelor's in Finance; minor in Economics Masters of Aeronautical Sciences

Browncoat

Now I'm writing my great American novel.

http://lupussolus.typad.com http://lupussolusluna.blogspot.com

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on: Have diphthongs gone for good?

@WW, you're right. I do liv in Latin America and the 15 or s...

on: Have diphthongs gone for good?

More often than not, when a vowel is follow'd by an 'e', it ...

on: Have diphthongs gone for good?

I assume that you're talking about the letters æ and œ. The ...

on: “Anglish”

@jayles ... frame is a noteful word. The drawsbacks outwe...

on: “Anglish”

@jayles ... Did you mean "freme"? The word fremful means ben...

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@Jayles, benefit in ME was ... benefit ... also benefet. As ...

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Another reason that English got swampt by Latinates is that ...

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Thanks Jasper but the 2nd 'cash' that is on the link is from...

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@Jasper, here is word that falls into that dead space betwee...

on: Pronunciation of “often”

I'v always he(a)rd it said both ways and I hav said it both ...

on: “Anglish”

One more thing ... and it's been brought up before. The OED ...

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@Jasper, yes the full OED has lots of quotes which help with...

on: “Anglish”

When about half of French is Anglo-Teutonish English, then t...

on: Fora vs Forums

Richard Chenevix Trench in "English Past and Present" writes...

on: On Tomorrow

@JLB ... Answer one of her emails with the mistake in it ......

on: “Anglish”

@Gallitrot, Etymonline takes a truly wary, chary way ......

on: “You have two choices”

It means that you hav two and only two choices rather than s...

on: “feedback” and “check in”

I feel your pain ... your akes ... your wrack (wrack in OE a...

on: “feedback” and “check in”

@Jayles ... good words for progress (the noun) are headway a...

on: “Anglish”

huswifely - (adj) capable; economical; prudent (adv) capabl...

on: “feedback” and “check in”

@HS ... ok, I'll bite. The threshold for Latinates ... for m...

on: Word in question: Conversate

As an American military vet, I can't recall seeing the word ...

on: “I’ve got” vs. “I have”

@WW ... A few of those words on your list are well known out...

on: Pronunciation: aunt

@Carol345 ... Lots of folks say the 'l' in walk, talk, asf. ...

on: “Anglish”

Ængelfolc, if you're still out there I hav another odd one f...

on: “Anglish”

@Jayles ... Yes, thole is a good one that I note. Dree is an...

on: “feedback” and “check in”

@WW ... babysit is one word: http://www.oxforddictionaries.c...

on: “Anglish”

@Jayles ... Yes, more or less, it's true. It is also why gra...

on: Pled versus pleaded

@Poppa Bear ... Pronunciation and spelling hav never been se...

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@jayles ... I saw this today: Showing Joy Without French htt...

on: “Anglish”

@jayles ... I truly don't hav a problem with most short Lati...

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@Jayles ... I'v stumble'd over an answer to frain you put a ...

on: “Anglish”

@jayles ... How about, "open working hours". The boss is unb...

on: “Anglish”

Should You Angle for Anglo-Saxon, or Enlighten with Latin? ...

on: Pled versus pleaded

@WW ... Yes, I think "spot on" is more British but I did hav...

on: Pled versus pleaded

@Limey Pat ... WW is spot on. BTW, "off of" isn't an America...

on: Pled versus pleaded

@JusticeJim ... True ... It's time for WW, Jayles, and I to ...

on: “Anglish”

Since the net is down at my house (I'm in town right now), I...

on: “Anglish”

@Jayles ... You're always wondering about those Latinates in...

on: “Anglish”

You can also note "bendy" for flexible ... http://en.wiktio...

on: When did we start pluralizing prepositions?

The Oxford Dict. Online (OED) says this for backward(s): ...

on: Pled versus pleaded

@WW "Every time one writes the -our ending in English, the...

on: Pled versus pleaded

@ww - "inkhorn-terms" as "agile, education, harass, scien...

on: Pled versus pleaded

@Jasper I don't think that I'v ever said to "get rid of" th...

on: Pled versus pleaded

@jayles ... Se móna acwanc ... The moon was a-quench'd (ecli...

on: Pled versus pleaded

@Spydervr495 ... Yes, that should be 'owing to' ... I don't ...

on: “Anglish”

For 'flexible, pliable', try "bendsome" ... http://en.wiktio...

on: Preferred forms

It should come as no surprize That a word like apprise Is ...

on: “Anglish”

Looks like we can keep 'huge' ... I alway thought it might h...

on: Reference, refer.

FWIW, reference as a verb has been written since at least 18...

on: “Anglish”

@jayles ... You might find this list a little handier, only ...

on: “Anglish”

Amber wasn't chosen as the root for electricity for its colo...

on: “Anglish”

@Ængelfolc ... Here's another one for your etym skills. Here...

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Another fetching word I saw yestern ... riff ... upspring un...

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@Jayles ... I don't know if it would help to teach that -fer...

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@Ængelfolc ... I thought that you might find this fetching. ...

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@Jayles - 'term' is likely ok. Even overlookt by the OED and...

on: “Anglish”

Fetching words: fet (also means to fetch) ... piece Web...

on: “Anglish”

@Ængelfolc ... boon also means a favor or request as well as...

on: “Anglish”

Why is that so many times, huru those Teutonic words that co...

on: “Anglish”

I hav a long list of "obsolete" words that I'm working thru,...

on: “Anglish”

@Skeeter, I don't English follows the Latin sentence framewo...

on: On Tomorrow

@Wackyruss ... Hav you ever ask'd your coworkers why they sa...

on: “Anglish”

@Ængelfolc ... "Simpler" was the bookwright's words. I quote...

on: “Anglish”

I may be wrong but I only saw six words (out of a 100) on th...

on: “Anglish”

@jayles … LOL … I like that … "She yielded for lunch." I ...

on: “Anglish”

To followup on Ængelfolc's inkhorn of the day ... crepus...

on: “Anglish”

A forgotten workhorse from OE and ME ... bego (be+go) ... se...

on: “Anglish”

---@AnWulf - "It's hard for folks who hav spent years learni...

on: Pled versus pleaded

The thing is that no one in England as a leg to stand on to ...

on: “Anglish”

@Gallitrot ... It's hard for folks who hav spent years learn...

on: “Anglish”

"Preposterous example" … Like "preposterous"? … Maybe outl...

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Whew … Stay offline for a few days and things heat up. Where...

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to shrepe - to clear: "The fog begins to shrepe yonder." … T...

on: “Anglish”

@Xen ... Stormfront also notes English ... Does that make En...

on: “Anglish”

@Xen ... Stormfront also notes English ... Does that make En...

on: Pled versus pleaded

I didn't say that Scots is French free ... only that it has ...

on: Pled versus pleaded

@George7th ... LMAO ... To be truthful, that "spinoff" known...

on: Adverbs better avoided?

"To boldly go where no man has gone before." Nothing wron...

on: “Anglish”

Well, they're at it again ... —The team calls its biolog...

on: “Anglish”

@WW ... "But is it any less pretentious to use words (real o...

on: On Tomorrow

@astudent ... Maybe you should at least read the title ... "...

on: Team names — singular or plural

I would take "Newcastle beat Chelsea" as a past tense. No...

on: “Anglish”

Let's write with a few Latinates as we can. I'll note old wo...

on: “Anglish”

Anent -ise; the Oxford Dict. Online clearly says that the -i...

on: “Anglish”

addyatg! Welcome back. I see that you made it thru DLI. I'v ...

on: Rules for -ise and -ize

I'v been offline for a while and won't be back online for ab...

on: Rules for -ise and -ize

Quick answer since I'm on borrow'd time ... I spend a lot of...

on: Rules for -ise and -ize

@Warsaw Will ... Why do you like to -ise rather than -ize? W...

on: “Anglish”

@Jayles ... now you're getting into the geist of things! ...

on: Not just me who thinks... or Not just me who think... or Not just I who think... or Not just I who thinks...

The usage is "it's not just me who ... " http://books.google...

on: “Anglish”

Speaking of French words that are wontedly said to be from F...

on: “Anglish”

@Ængelfolc ... Passion, when first brought into English, was...

on: “Anglish”

Another good word: Bogglish - to be uncertain, doubtful, wav...

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"I saw "sell-by-date" in U.S. supermarkets all the time." .....

on: “Anglish”

@jayles ... If you're talking about financial investments, t...

on: Use of “their” as a genderless singular?

Jasper is right ... As someone who has learn'd Russian, Germ...

on: “Anglish”

Americans use "expiration date" for the British sell-by date...

on: Use of “their” as a genderless singular?

The ban against noting they, them, their in the singular was...

on: Capitalizing Directions

@Manda - overall, no. See http://oxforddictionaries.com/defi...

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