Re: OOPS (was: Cardinals & ordinals)
|From:||John Cowan <cowan@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, September 13, 2003, 16:04|
Ray Brown scripsit:
> <blushes deeply>
> In my last mail on this topic I said French *segon is from Latin
> 'secundum'. What I should have said is that SPANISH _segun_
> "according to" is from Latin 'secundum'.
Huh. At least you didn't use the nominative for the accusative:
Priscian's head shrinks, cracks.
But then in De Camp's wonderful uchronia _Lest Darkness Fall_, he
quotes a bit of Gothic, but uses the nominative instead of the
vocative (and the whole was utterly garbled by the publisher):
"Ho, frijond! Allai skattjans sind waidedjans." (Hey, friend.
All merchants are thieves.)
"And it was said that ever after, if any John Cowan
man looked in that Stone, unless he had a firstname.lastname@example.org
great strength of will to turn it to other www.ccil.org/~cowan
purpose, he saw only two aged hands withering www.reutershealth.com
in flame." --"The Pyre of Denethor"