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An ungothroughsome little riddle...

From:Padraic Brown <pbrown@...>
Date:Wednesday, March 7, 2001, 19:58
Well, not really a riddle, but something I can't
think of the answer to. Concerning the word
"ungothroughsome", I'm sure I read that some monk
of the 12th or 13th centuries attempted to reenglish
the language by creating words of Germanic roots that
corresponed with all the new French borrowings.
Apparently some of the words stuck, while others
languished and faded away. Can anyone confirm or deny
this and perhaps name some places where I can find out



Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
jesse stephen bangs <jaspax@...>
Frank George Valoczy <valoczy@...>