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Re: man- (was: logic vocabulary)

From:Muke Tever <hotblack@...>
Date:Friday, December 24, 2004, 3:25
Tristan McLeay <conlang@...> wrote:
> On 24 Dec 2004, at 4.29 am, Steg Belsky wrote: > >> Does that mean that in Old English they talked about not just >> _werewolves_, but _wifewolves_ too? > > Hm, incidentally, the second use of 'wifewolf' on the internet, and the > first use in that sense, seems to be going to have been by me. Made > yesterday-or-the-day-before at Slashdot. Someone suggested a person's > girlfriend was a werewolf, and I pointed out the obvious difficulty. > (Someone else beat me to 'wifewolves' though.) > > I say this mostly because it's funny that just after I think about it, > you think about it too... > > Maybe we can start something ;)
"Wifwolf" seems to be the ordinary spelling though. Most of its ghits are in scare quotes, along the lines of "a female werewolf would/should be called ..." tho there are one or two that seem to use it as an ordinary word. *Muke! -- website: LiveJournal: deviantArt: FrathWiki, a conlang and conculture wiki: