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: “Anglish”

I try to note the words on other blogs or my own writings. F...

on: “Anglish”

@þ ... I hav to gainsay that the yahoo mailing list is "bett...

on: “Anglish”

There is lude: http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/lude As þ sa...

on: “Anglish”

To manufacture is truly nothing more than to make or build. ...

on: “Anglish”

To manufacture is truly nothing more than to make or build. ...

on: “Anglish”

To manufacture is truly nothing more than to make or build. ...

on: “Anglish”

LOL ... No one laught the mistake in my last post. It should...

on: “Anglish”

I had one of those head-slapping moments the other day. I ca...

on: Had he breakfast this morning?

@Big Picture ... I don't think that American English is any ...

on: “Anglish”

There are many words or meanings of words that were lost. Ti...

on: “Anglish”

Hæleþ made to ME as both heleth and hathel ( http://en.wikti...

on: “Anglish”

I know that min is a great Anglo-word but it has been oversh...

on: “Anglish”

Here's a good one that should be ground for a fight between ...

on: On Tomorrow

@Milan ... read my post just above yours. The right phrase i...

on: Silk and Silkworm

It's not from Latin. It seemingly came into English thru the...

on: Texted

Regardless of how it is said, "texted" is the past tense. Ho...

on: of a

The better way would be to say, "How long is the wait?" or "...

on: -age words

I find "sewerage" to be truly funny: the provision of ***...

on: “graduated high school” or “graduated from high school”?

graduate 1 [no object] successfully complete an academic de...

on: tailorable

Grammatically, tailorable is fine. However, I think of cloth...

on: Nother

@Goofy ... Actually, I was thinking more of the second etym ...

on: of a

A, an come from the same root as "one" ... anfald = onefold ...

on: Nother

It's been here a long time: http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/no...

on: “Anglish”

Oops, that's "lose the net". In OE, focus was fustra ... ...

on: “Anglish”

Loose the net for a two weeks and I miss a lot! lol I not...

on: On Tomorrow

My guess is that it is a blending of different versions of t...

on: Pled versus pleaded

@Matthew ... editirixrex is right. Go back upthread and read...

on: “Anglish”

The yogh was a ME staf. Don't assume that the LWS dialect wa...

on: “Anglish”

@ jayles ... 1.) Yes, sieg is far better known, but, as yu s...

on: He was sat

@Goofy ... How much do students learn from teachers? Quite a...

on: Over exaggeration

@Flory ... By that inwit, the word exaggerate shouldn't exis...

on: “Anglish”

Almost always it is better to note a standing word ... even ...

on: Computer mouses or computer mice?

Mongeese is noted so often that maybe it should be thought o...

on: He was sat

I'll back Brus up. If the teach is teaching ENGLISH, then th...

on: Floorings?

The word "floorings" is common in construction and elsewhere...

on: “Anglish”

If yu want to note sigor, why change the spelling? Note it a...

on: “Anglish”

2005, Diana L. Paxson, “Taking Up The Runes" page 172: The ...

on: Computer mouses or computer mice?

The word mongoose comes from Marathi maṅgūs. The anglicized ...

on: “Anglish”

byspel http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/byspel ... forbus? I'v ...

on: “Anglish”

Sig (victory) - http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/sig ... from M...

on: “Anglish”

Bringing a word forward from Middle English isn't too hard. ...

on: Over exaggeration

@R Smith ... Then all the uses below are wrong? According to...

on: Computer mouses or computer mice?

It's been that way since Old English: mus > mys ... mouse >...

on: Computer mouses or computer mice?

Computer mice wins in Google Books ... hands down: http://bo...

on: “Anglish”

@Gallitrot ... I'm not a subscriber to the OED so I can't se...

on: On Tomorrow

@Brus ... Changing a noun to verb used to require a prefix ....

on: On Tomorrow

@Brus: From the OED: Source verb [ with obj. ] • obtain fro...

on: affectatious

affectatious — pretentious, artificial, or doing something j...

on: Texted

@theone ... LMAO ... AT YOU! That was exactly my point but s...

on: “Anglish”

There are sundry words that I believe to be either truly of ...

on: Texted

Yesterday I wanted something to so painted the house. Then I...

on: “Anglish”

birr from OE byre: http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/birr ...

on: Word in question: Conversate

@DaniS ... If you're referring to this from douglas.bryrant:...

on: Past tense of “text”

@another try ... most verbs that end in "t" take an "ed" pas...

on: Actress instead of Actor

To answer the question, going by Googles ngrams, it looks li...

on: “Anglish”

Today I tripped across this word: tholemod* - meaning patien...

on: “Anglish”

The other day I wrote "mindsight" for imagination without ev...

on: “Anglish”

An interesting word: min adj - less, small (OE min) See it ...

on: Pronunciation: aunt

@Mom ... as far as aunt ... I think I say it like my parents...

on: “Anglish”

@HolyMackerel ... Good catch. Yes, they are and can be found...

on: ye, yer, yers

Y'all (mark the first usage note is disputed): http://en.wik...

on: What is the word for intentionally incorrect spelling?

I call it freespelling ... I spell it with two L's, the webs...

on: “Anglish”

@Ængelfolc ... It's only natural that soldiers will take wor...

on: Can every letter be used as a silent letter?

@Tom in TX ... Yu made me laugh with the caulking gun! Can y...

on: “Anglish”

geld (n.) "royal tax in medieval England" gelt (n.) "mone...

on: Fora vs Forums

@SteveWParker ... I can't speak for Chinese. I kno just enuf...

on: Pronunciation: aunt

@An English Professor - "There are over a thousand words in ...

on: me vs. myself

@Warsaw Will ... I strongly disagree. This is very much a gr...

on: Jedi

I don't know about the word jedi but sith (and gesith) has a...

on: Jedi

I don't know about the word jedi but sith (and gesith) has a...

on: “hone in” vs. “home in”

If we kept away from every word that Bush used, we wouldn't ...

on: ye, yer, yers

@porsche ... OE did hav duals. We still kind of see it with ...

on: ye, yer, yers

If one were only looking for a plural form for the subj. and...

on: ye, yer, yers

Again, I refer you to the Bible passage above which shows th...

on: “Anglish”

Actually, to my surprise, in OE there was mēdgilda mēd = ...

on: “Anglish”

Well I do hav two unopened bottles of wine ... To be a l...

on: ye, yer, yers

Yes, ye ... in the late phases ... can be found being used a...

on: ye, yer, yers

Thou and ye ... and you. Let me see if I can help straigh...

on: “Anglish”

glæd means glad ... gesælig means happy (as does sælig) G...

on: OK vs Okay

@Talvieno ... It wasn't from a few folks learning Choctow. B...

on: Word in question: Conversate

It is also often claimed that a ‘word’ is not a ‘word’ (or i...

on: Really happy or real happy

@porsche ... otherwise known as flat adverbs. They were once...

on: why does english have capital letters?

I, for one, am grateful that we still benote capital letters...

on: Complete Sentence

Yes. No. Maybe?...

on: “Anglish”

@jayles ... Wlatsome \Wlat"some\, a.- Loathsome; disgusting...

on: eg, e.g., or eg.

@Patrick ... Would yu write: "for example, the dog is blue" ...

on: “I’ve got” vs. “I have”

@Hairy Scot ... I don't think anyone disagrees that "I hav" ...

on: OK vs Okay

The compelling point for me is the date of the earliest reco...

on: decapitalize vs. uncapitalize

In Java programming, it is "uncapitalize": uncapitalize("Thi...

on: me vs. myself

1. @Porsche ... Yu're absolutely right. The brooking of myse...

on: OK vs Okay

"We arrived OK" notation in the hand-written diary of a tra...

on: “Anglish”

@Ængelgolc ... Thanks, I wanted to be wis about it. Sometime...

on: Plural form of anonymous

Per the OED ... Latin from Greek anōnumos ‘nameless’ (from ...

on: Perpendicular

Here are three meanings given for a right angle: M-W: the...

on: “Anglish”

Ængelfolc ... etym frain for yu. I'm befuddled from the nota...

on: “enamored with” and “enamored by”

"He was enamoured with the semlynesse." [of an image in the ...

on: “Anglish”

@Jayes ... Yes, we do "go to the polls" when we choose ... l...

on: “Anglish”

@Holy Macker ... not wis as to what yu're looking for. I'm g...

on: Resume, resumé, or résumé?

^^^Oops, that first sentence should read ... as if it isn't ...

on: Resume, resumé, or résumé?

A few folks have mentioned "cafe" as if it isn't spelled wit...

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