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Re: Newest natlang?

From:Benct Philip Jonsson <bpj@...>
Date:Sunday, September 28, 2008, 18:20
Mark J. Reed skrev:
> Yes, great "stuff" indeed. :) Although "stuff" itself is a > (pre-Norman, I think) borrowing from Old French, and "(a)round" is > also impure "Ander-Saxon". You just can't cleanse English of its > furrin roots.
At least they're very old loans, perhaps pre-Norman but in any case ones which German (and Scandinavian perhaps via German and/or English) also borrowed very early -- so early that short [o] was borrowed into German as [U]! See, Pete? ;-)
> On 9/28/08, Philip Newton <philip.newton@...> wrote: >> On 28/09/2008, Jim Henry <jimhenry1973@...> wrote: >>> If you try to write on >>> scientific or academic subjects without Romance or Latin/Greek >>> words, though, you end up with something like this: >>> >>> >>> >> Ah, Uncleftish Beholding. Great stuff, that. >> >> Knowing German helps, but it's still hard to understand in places. >> >> Cheers, >> -- >> Philip Newton <philip.newton@...> >> >