Joined: June 19, 2011

Number of comments posted: 616

Number of votes received: 270

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

Ferþu Hal!

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

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

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

Strong backer of English spelling reform.


Now I'v written my first novel [ ] and I'm working on others.

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Re: “Anglish”  •  July 8, 2011, 6:45pm  •  0 vote

I found a forum for Anglish that isn't being used. I don't like the wiki forum ... it's not user friendly and too awkward. I've already registered ... Here is the formum: http://anglishmoot.forumot

Re: “Anglish”  •  July 7, 2011, 6:59pm  •  1 vote

@Stanmund ... aviation language needs to stay as is because English is the standard language of aviation by various treaties. Even in Paris when ground control talks to Air France, it is supposed to b

Re: “Anglish”  •  July 7, 2011, 4:36am  •  1 vote

There is a difference between, "The new hire must be able to work without oversight." and "The new hire must work without oversight." ... at least to me. The first implies some degree of supervisi

Re: “Anglish”  •  June 26, 2011, 4:07pm  •  0 vote

@jayles ... just don't say irregardless! lol For me the only difference between being despised or being hated is that being despised is perceived as being more polite and I think that is a few hund

Re: “Anglish”  •  June 25, 2011, 7:54am  •  1 vote

@jayles ... I agree about the nuances ... at least in part. One has to wonder if those nuances are there because there was a real need for it or are the there just because of our perceptions. English

Re: “Anglish”  •  June 25, 2011, 7:03am  •  0 vote

I follow the link from the airforcelinguist to the sample DLAB ... @addyatag, I hope your DLAB was tougher than that. That was simple. I thought my DLAB was really strange until I started Russian and

Re: “Anglish”  •  June 23, 2011, 7:00am  •  0 vote

I have been trying to use non-French and non-Latin based words for a few days and it's darn near impossible! Try - from OF trier Use - from OF user (from L uti) Base - OF - Latin Impossible - OF

Re: “Anglish”  •  June 23, 2011, 6:49am  •  0 vote

@Jayles ... they're related. Schlacht is battle; Schlachten is slaughter. The verb schlagen is to hit or strike; erschlagen is to slay; schlachten is to slaughter. As for Lechfeld, if the Hungarian

Re: “Anglish”  •  June 23, 2011, 6:33am  •  0 vote

@addytag ... When I enlisted, I was able to lock down the language before going to basic. I took the DLAB because the recruiter asked after my ASVAB score came back if I would like to learn Russian. T

Re: “Anglish”  •  June 22, 2011, 1:50pm  •  0 vote

Here are my thoughts about the choices you offered: 1. Fightfield/fightground ... maybe ... Even tho fight can be used to describe anything from individuals to countries, it doesn't have the same n

Re: “Anglish”  •  June 21, 2011, 7:49pm  •  0 vote

@addyaty ... I went there many years ago for Russian and I was Army. Actually, I DLI at Presido was overcrowded and they were building new barracks so a few classes, mine among them, were sent to a br

Re: “Anglish”  •  June 21, 2011, 7:27pm  •  0 vote

Ready Reckoners were tables for financial calculations ... I think that would apply nowadays more to calculators. I know that my old textbooks from my university days has financial tables in the back.

Re: “Anglish”  •  June 21, 2011, 11:58am  •  0 vote

Spanish has "ordenador" and maybe they use that in Spain but in Latin America I see "computadora" ... and sometimes hear "el computer". The people that I know from Quebec use computer ... France p

Re: “Anglish”  •  June 19, 2011, 12:42pm  •  0 vote

One more thing ... I feel like I should have taken notes along the way. I did go to the Anglish wiki site and looked around. It's not very user friendly for discussion and debating ... and there doesn

Re: “Anglish”  •  June 19, 2011, 12:13pm  •  0 vote

Loan words that I would keep ... A lot actually. 1. Computer ... I don't know who used it first but US companies like IBM and Apple have taken it and exported it to the world in its current use. We

Re: “Anglish”  •  June 19, 2011, 11:19am  •  0 vote

What an interesting thread! Ængelfolc you should certainly have your own blog for Ænglisc. While I do fault academia for encouraging the use of Latin and Greek based words, it's probably not for th

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