Joined: June 19, 2011

Number of comments posted: 612

Number of votes received: 209

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


Now I'm writing my great American novel.

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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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