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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 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)