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:
> > 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
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