HUMOUR: English dual (was Re: Offlang suggestion)
|From:||Jonathan Knibb <jonathan_knibb@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, April 6, 2002, 10:04|
Maarten van Beek wrote:
>>>For all I know in the near future wet may found a real conlang club [...]
I apologise for taking your typo out of context, but I think you may have
inadvertently stumbled across a (future?) English dual pronoun:
wet (pronoun) = 'the two of us' - origin unclear, probably from 'we two',
influenced by Quenya dual -t (i falmalinnar imbe met)
I might submit it next time the OED asks for new words - let's get
Qy./Quenya into the list of abbreviations!
'O dear white children casual as birds,
Playing among the ruined languages...'
Auden/Britten, 'Hymn to St. Cecilia'