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Re: those irregular prepositions

From:Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>
Date:Tuesday, June 20, 2006, 15:54
On 6/20/06, Tristan Alexander McLeay <conlang@...> wrote:
> > > * at the weekend > > > > That last one sounds very odd to me; it's certainly nothing I would > > ever emit. I'd say "on the weekend" or "during the weekend". > > I think it's a British vs American difference. I don't do it, and it's > jarring whenever I hear/read someone else doing it.
Ah, but here's the crucial question: do you say weekénd or wéekend? I say the latter, and the former sounds archaic - charmingly so, admittedly, at least in small doses - as if it were still spelled "week-end". Right up there with "to-morrow", "to-day", etc. -- Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>


Roger Mills <rfmilly@...>
Tristan Alexander McLeay <conlang@...>