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Re: Norman French Question

From:Yahya Abdal-Aziz <yahya@...>
Date:Friday, February 24, 2006, 7:26
Hi Adam,

On Thu, 23 Feb 2006, Adam Walker wrote:
> > Would anyone here happen to know the word "ly" in the > phrase "saunz plus à ly" means? Also what is the > modern standard French equivalent and the etymology, > if you happen to know?
I'd hazard a guess by analogy from modern French "lui", that it might mean "him". Which would make me interlinearise the whole phrase in French as "sans plus à lui", or translate it to "sans plus que lui", "without more than him". But I'm just guessing!!! By the time this arrives, there may have been ten better informed replies than mine. In case there haven't, it may still be better than nothing. Regards, Yahya -- No virus found in this outgoing message. Checked by AVG Free Edition. Version: 7.1.375 / Virus Database: 268.0.0/268 - Release Date: 23/2/06


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