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Re: describing names

From:Padraic Brown <elemtilas@...>
Date:Sunday, August 4, 2002, 20:32
--- Joe <joe@...> wrote:

> And German > 1.Sie heißt Mary > 2 Ihre Name ist scho:n > > There is an archaic english version. > 1. She highteth Mary > 2, Her name is Mary
Actually, just "She hight Mary". I've found one use of this verb in modern literature thus far. I was _quite_ surprised. That verb is middle voice in English (if I recall right) and didn't take the usual -th / -s endings. I leave it to the OE/ME experts to put me right. Also, I forgot to stick a discourse marker in the Talarian example I gave in my last message. So: Hexonomataahti maasana-he. Padraic. -- Aci ce Kernow le ouygaint mil, et savuriont y pherque! __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Yahoo! Health - Feel better, live better


Tim May <butsuri@...>