[LMB] was: Language

Pat Mathews mathews55 at msn.com
Fri Aug 16 00:47:35 BST 2019


Cool! Thanks! They forgot to mention the linguistic abomination "female werewolf." "were" means "male human being." (Which the professors who insisted that "man" was the human generic and therefore, "policeman, fireman, etc were not gender-specific, totally failed to even want to revive.) "wyf" was the female equivalent, unless she was a young girl. So - "wyfwulf" is what you'd call the alpha female in the pack.

Pat, who can go the grammar freaks one better unless they've had Old English.
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