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Re: Willelm Scakespeare

From:Patrick Dunn <tb0pwd1@...>
Date:Wednesday, March 28, 2001, 23:03
On Wed, 28 Mar 2001 bjm10@CORNELL.EDU wrote:

> On Wed, 28 Mar 2001, Patrick Dunn wrote: > > > any thood. He rote mony playen: tragedien ilike Hamlet ond Othello; > > comedien ilike Loves Werk's Ilost ond Much Ado About Nothing; ond > > Tragedien and comidien, eh? So these Saxons got themselves a dose of > Greek along the way.
Nowsith Englisc of course made a few learned borrowings. "Tragedy" and "Comedy" are useful generic terms which don't exist in Old English. When Americans in this time line watch situation comedies, though, they don't call them "comedies." Probably "laughshown." "Comedy" is a strictly learned word, even jargon. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Living your life is a task so difficult, it has never been attempted before.