AnWulf

Joined: June 19, 2011

Number of comments posted: 595

Number of votes received: 191

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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@Holy Mackerel ... That was my first thought too. However,...

on: “Anglish”

Yes, the Scots ... being further away from the Norman-French...

on: Perpendicular

@Hairy Scot ... LOL ... I may stay away from Latinates, but ...

on: Rules for -ise and -ize

Fower describes analyze/analyse as "... two equally indefens...

on: “Anglish”

Well we do find seldseen brooking of the en-/em- forefasts i...

on: Perpendicular

FWIW Hairy Scot, I'm with yu on this one. I'v had a lot of m...

on: Backward vs. Backwards?

One can avoid regard/regards all together by brooking "anent...

on: “Anglish”

@Ængfolc - Here's one for yur skills. The forefast en- is se...

on: “Anglish”

@stanmund ... Yu work too hard at this. Try the onefold thin...

on: “I’ve got” vs. “I have”

@Chris B ... I think someone upthread said it but I'll say i...

on: When “one of” many things is itself plural

@Becky ... Yu'r joking right? Immutable? That's just a bit "...

on: “Anglish”

@black jayles ... there were many words for "government" and...

on: “Anglish”

I saw this post on a blog: This kind of detail of English...

on: ...ward/s and un...worthy

English is highly bendsome (flexible) with forefasts, afterf...

on: “Anglish”

I'm not catholic so I don't hav a dog in this fight so to sp...

on: Interchangeability of possessive “s” and “of”

The -'s ending in English is leftover of the Anglo-Saxon gen...

on: Word for Showing Off Your MacBook at Cafe — Mac off

^^^That should be "increased" ... mac or not, I'm the king o...

on: “Anglish”

@Ængelfolc ... dream is good for what happens in yur sleep. ...

on: Pronunciation: aunt

The other spelling for gauge is gage ... and that's the one ...

on: “Anglish”

Here's a word that I just found ... undeadliness (immortalit...

on: Word for Showing Off Your MacBook at Cafe — Mac off

I'm a mac user and a libertarian ... I think the haters are ...

on: Correct preposition following different?

@Hairy Scot ... Notice that I say that English is a Germanic...

on: Hi all vs. Hi everybody

The other variant in the South is, "Hey y'all!" ... The answ...

on: “Anglish”

@Jayles ... At first I thought that yu had misspelled co-loc...

on: Correct preposition following different?

Better different than boring! lol I don't get wrapped umb...

on: “Anglish”

Yes, knowing which words are Latinates can sometimes be hard...

on: Correct preposition following different?

From the OED: usage: Different from, different than, and ...

on: Had he breakfast this morning?

I would add that the question, "Had he breakfast this mornin...

on: “Anglish”

Another on that has been bothering me but I think I'm near t...

on: “Anglish”

Well, I'v found out today that "foreset" is still in play in...

on: subconscious vs unconscious

Heck, I still hav trouble between conscious and conscience! ...

on: “Anglish”

This one deserves a bit of thought. Read/rede ... they share...

on: Idea Vs. Ideal

What is this ... gang up on Southerners? OK, I've lived in m...

on: “Anglish”

Well I'v found a few more words: 1. snape = criticize, re...

on: Texted

@Tom in Tx, ""Text message"? What other types of texts are s...

on: “Anglish”

Seems that there is a Dutch version of Anglish ... And it ha...

on: “Anglish”

@Ængelfolc ... rank, range, ranch ... but not rankle! Which ...

on: “Anglish”

While Chaucer may have been using in a passive sense; the ve...

on: “Anglish”

@Ængelfolc ... then hight might be a good swap for cite. Eve...

on: “Anglish”

@Ængelfolc - "medu" is meed nowadays and still in the wordbo...

on: Prepositions at the end of a clause

@evath ... Well, you're written a lot and so this may ramble...

on: “Anglish”

@Jayles ... You likely can see that akinship between hight a...

on: Prepositions at the end of a clause

@Hairy Scot ... Yea, someone has used my screen name as well...

on: “Anglish”

@Ængelfolc ... English brooks the forefast ur- as in urtext....

on: Prepositions at the end of a clause

@Hairy Scot ... LOL ... Not a big deal to me as long as some...

on: “Anglish”

I just found a website for "freespeling" http://freespeling....

on: “enamored with” and “enamored by”

Looks like the OED accepts of, with, and by: enamor |iˈna...

on: “would of” instead of “would have” or “would’ve”

"Would of, should of, could of" ... Outside of the slangy id...

on: What is the word for intentionally incorrect spelling?

@Hairy Scot ... Only when it makes sense! LOL ... Otherwise ...

on: “8 inches is” or “8 inches are”

@Derek ... That's pure nonsense since the question was out o...

on: “Anglish”

@Ængelfolc ... I didn't mean those words were a threat to En...

on: “Anglish”

Vow is a Latinate ... as is promise oath - solemn promis...

on: “Anglish”

@Jayles ... As I said, we have met the widderwin and he is u...

on: “Anglish”

Yes, ranch has a long, twisted etym. Range has the same root...

on: “Anglish”

@Ængelfolc ... I think the befuddling would be to look in wo...

on: What can I do besides...

I think we all agree that the first one sounds wrong. This w...

on: “Anglish”

@Ængelfolc ... I don't think we have two sunder wordbooks .....

on: Prepositions at the end of a clause

@Hairy Scot ... How ironic is it that the Scots have kept so...

on: Prepositions at the end of a clause

@Hairy Scot ... I'm aware of the Anglish Moot. I commend the...

on: Prepositions at the end of a clause

@Mediator ... LOL ... then what would you say about "tungful...

on: Prepositions at the end of a clause

LOL ... It's truly onefold (simple) ... I will shove back at...

on: “Anglish”

Everyone should know most of these 50 and the 30 or more tha...

on: “Anglish”

Tenses from OE future - tóweardnes f ... towardness past...

on: “Anglish”

@Jayles ... I'm still working getting folks to brook asf (an...

on: “Anglish”

Well, I was like the writer on the forum ... I wondered what...

on: Prepositions at the end of a clause

@Mediator ... If you aren't worried about "correctness" or "...

on: “Anglish”

@Jayles ... Overblown is good! Stretch would work as well I ...

on: “8 inches is” or “8 inches are”

@Hairy ... That's a difference between British and American ...

on: “Anglish”

@Jayles ... The anterior paragraph ... that's sad and funny!...

on: “On accident” and “study on . . .”

Here is a map of the usage ... sadly, one of those blue dots...

on: “8 inches is” or “8 inches are”

^^^ Ing, I know that ... Why do you think I thought otherwis...

on: “Anglish”

I should add that "evenness" is also uniformity ... Does uni...

on: “Anglish”

Evenness could also work ... tho sometimes it doesn't match ...

on: “Anglish”

@Ængelfolc ... Thanks! You know ... sometimes something is l...

on: Over exaggeration

I've never used it but it seems so: 1983, International S...

on: “Anglish”

@jayles - The word "evenhood" (also evenhede) is in the old ...

on: Over exaggeration

Quoting poor logic does not help your case. Neither of you h...

on: “American”

Yes, it is correct to refer to citizens of the USA as Americ...

on: “8 inches is” or “8 inches are”

You need to put the question in context. The length is ei...

on: Over exaggeration

@Hairy Scot ... Can you "slightly" exaggerate? Can you "grea...

on: Over exaggeration

Yes, the facts remain that there are degrees of exaggeration...

on: “On accident” and “study on . . .”

@K ... I agree with you, more or less, but only so far. One ...

on: attorneys general vs. attorney generals

@Brus ... not in the US Army. The adjective comes before nou...

on: Backward vs. Backwards?

From the OED: usage: In US English, the adverb form is s...

on: “Anglish”

@dogreed ... It is eath to see, that you have not read the t...

on: “Anglish”

A couple of interesting lists: a sampler of obsolete Englis...

on: On Tomorrow

@Roxanne ... It's been many years since I graduated from an ...

on: “Anglish”

@Ængelfolc ... Interesting. There is vowel shift for the OE ...

on: “Anglish”

This word might come in handy for unexpectedly, suddenly, un...

on: Texted

I don't always agree with wordbooks, but this time I do. Fro...

on: “Anglish”

@Jayes ... English is rife with words that are bewilderingly...

on: “Anglish”

Tripped over another good one that is still in the wordbook ...

on: “Anglish”

Here's another good one that I brooked today on another thre...

on: attorneys general vs. attorney generals

BTW, most old military terms are French/Latin based. I wrote...

on: attorneys general vs. attorney generals

Definitely sergeants major ... http://www.sergeantsmajor.org...

on: Victorian Era English

@Porsche ... Yea, I know Niceone was criticizing shotgun's r...

on: “Anglish”

Maybe twice-wed ... twice-asundered? "Those whom God has...

on: “Anglish”

@Stanmund ... BTW, the word "wode" has sundry sunder meaning...

on: “Anglish”

Forgive me for venting here before I get to my ord (point) ....

on: “Anglish”

I should point out that I like to brook sunder for separate....

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