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#183786 - 03/21/09 06:57 PM Re: centre of gravitas [Re: BranShea]  
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Is there a specific difference between a Lehnwort and an Erbwort?

Yes. Erbwörter are the ones English got from Old (via Middle) English. Lehnwörter are the ones English got from French, Dutch, Yiddish, Greek, Latin, etc.


Ceci n'est pas un seing.
#183787 - 03/21/09 06:58 PM Re: centre of gravitas [Re: tsuwm]  
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someone should mention that in Anu's update thread!!

thanks for that ron o. I see you did it. (I, myself, didn't think that Anu read any threads on this site.)


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#183790 - 03/21/09 07:25 PM Re: centre of gravitas [Re: zmjezhd]  
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>(I, myself, didn't think that Anu read any threads on this site.)

{just the one, I surmise.}

#183842 - 03/23/09 09:47 PM Re: centre of gravitas [Re: tsuwm]  
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Anu read one of mine and wrote me about it in a PM.
And he quoted it and another in another weekly newsletter.


----please, draw me a sheep----
#183852 - 03/24/09 08:01 AM Re: centre of gravitas [Re: zmjezhd]  
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zmjezhd: Thank you Jim, Erbworter only from the ancient past of the language itself, which I may suppose counts for many separate languages. I know we also have the understanding erfwoord. But as many of those seperate languages have more or less a shared past, can I suppose the line between isn't that clear?

tsuwm: If Anu does not read threads someone in his surrounding does, proved by occasional pickings from the board.

#183860 - 03/24/09 02:35 PM Re: centre of gravitas [Re: BranShea]  
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this too shall pass
Originally Posted By: BranShea
If Anu does not read threads someone in his surrounding does, proved by occasional pickings from the board.


I'm only going by 'wordsmith' posts, as I generally don't see the emails.
-joe (did anyone here get contest recognition?) friday

#183866 - 03/24/09 08:13 PM Re: centre of gravitas [Re: tsuwm]  
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My Two entries paled in comparison to some of the options. Slightly off target they were.

mathematicaster = not a good counter
lepidopterology = little flutterby

#183874 - 03/24/09 09:55 PM Re: centre of gravitas [Re: olly]  
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Did anyone besides Olly take part?
(I was lost in scrabbling ) smile Why Olly, the first one wasn't that bad.

#183879 - 03/24/09 10:41 PM Re: centre of gravitas [Re: BranShea]  
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mathematicaster = adder who can't sum

(my others were even worse)

#183904 - 03/25/09 07:19 PM Re: centre of gravitas [Re: tsuwm]  
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I wish I 'd understand this best one. smile

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