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.
>> Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>