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Re: An ungothroughsome little riddle...

From:jesse stephen bangs <jaspax@...>
Date:Wednesday, March 7, 2001, 21:45
Padraic Brown sikayal:

> 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 > more?
I think that the word "ungothroughsome" in Romanish tonguings would be "intransitive," so I don't understand why you said "an ungothroughsome riddle." I also notice how unsimple it is to talk about speakerishes and withmade tonguings without using Romanish words! Is this withtakesome for everyone?
> > Padraic. >
Jesse S. Bangs "It is of the new things that men tire--of fashions and proposals and improvements and change. It is the old things that startle and intoxicate. It is the old things that are young." -G.K. Chesterton _The Napoleon of Notting Hill_ Conlanger code: CLI> l%p+++ cS:R:N:H a++ y n18d:6 X+++ A-- E-- L-- N2.5 Idmp k++ ia-- p+ m++ o+++ P d++ b++ Yivríndil


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