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CHAT: Feeling Old? (Was: Re: English syllable structure (was, for some reason: Re: Llirine: How to creat a language))

From:Tristan Alexander McLeay <anstouh@...>
Date:Sunday, December 9, 2001, 7:24
On Sun, 9 Dec 2001, Thomas R. Wier wrote:

I wrote:
> > Archaic, I think. Meant to mention that, but I forgot. Also sounds > > British, but a lot of archaisms do... > > I dunno. Sometimes it can go the other way. Like, the > third season of the year in Britain is Autumn, while in > America we have preserved the dominant term used in the > 17th century: Fall. Rhoticness could also be seen as an > archaism, from a British stance.
I meant words and phrases, so that excludes rhoticity. `Fall' seems foreign to me,* not archaic, whereas `you can bank on that' sounds archaic and British. Tristan War doesn't prove who's right, just who's left. - BSD Games' Fortune