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Re: Ðis_week_hisNew_Scientist

From:Peter Bleackley <peter.bleackley@...>
Date:Tuesday, February 3, 2004, 12:54
Staving Andreas Johansson:
>--- Peter Bleackley ><Peter.Bleackley@...> wrote: > > Haþ anyone else seen ðe interview in ðis week > > hisNewScientist hisissue with > > Alexandra Aikenvald? It may interest many here, > > for it concerneth dying > > languages hissaving. > > > > (PS, I am experimenting wið writing Englisc as > > it might oðerwise be). > >Well, muckle clearly, mon! Hwat's "his" on >"hisNewsScientist" on "hissaving"? Possessive >marked on the possessed? Cool! I always liked >that feature, though've seen it only rarely in >'real' English. > >Dath this Othrensaxon have "her" as well?
"Englisc as it might oðerwise be" haþ a construct case, marked by ðe prefix "his-". Ðis inflecteþnot for gender. And forsooþ ðe letters þorn and eð are still in use. Pete