Re: "royaume" vs. "realm"? (was: French for "Kingdom")
|From:||John Cowan <cowan@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, September 24, 1998, 17:02|
HS Brandsma wrote:
> > -Ness is borrowed?! Where'd it come from?
> You're right: -ness is Germanic.
You're both right, of course: I don't know why I thought -ness was
of Romance origin; probably mental interference from the Romance
feminizing suffix "-ess".
John Cowan http://www.ccil.org/~cowan firstname.lastname@example.org
You tollerday donsk? N. You tolkatiff scowegian? Nn.
You spigotty anglease? Nnn. You phonio saxo? Nnnn.
Clear all so! 'Tis a Jute.... (Finnegans Wake 16.5)