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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! :)) Jonathan. 'O dear white children casual as birds, Playing among the ruined languages...' Auden/Britten, 'Hymn to St. Cecilia'


Maarten van Beek <dungeonmaster@...>
Matthew Bladen <matthew.bladen@...>