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Old English, parvus sed potens

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Very interesting post on the Old English content of modern-day English. For example, the post quotes this statement:

Reflect on the fact that 50% of the words we’re using here were stolen from other languages and the other 50% were invented by Shakespeare to plug the gaps.

So: no real contribution from Old English. Yet, if we remove the Old English words from the sentence, we get:


Read the whole post and enjoy.

Written by Leisureguy

10 September 2008 at 11:30 am

Posted in Daily life

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