[LMB] was: Language

Mieke mvanspanje at home.nl
Fri Aug 16 10:49:35 BST 2019


Nice, but “Wessen-wolf?”
Mieke :))


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> Op 16 aug. 2019 om 09:34 heeft baur baur <baur at chello.at> het volgende geschreven:
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> and at least in the german language there are no werwolves - Werwolf is singular 8)
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> you can do the declination Werwold (nominative) Weswolf (gentive), Wemwolf (dative)b Wenwolf (akkusative) only in singular .. not in plural
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> there is a famous poe by Chrisitan morgenstern about the poor lonely Werwolf - and alas its quiote untranslatable (the english translation is not exactly correct)
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> http://language.home.sprynet.com/trandex/morgen.htm
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> servus
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> markus
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>> Pat Mathews <mathews55 at msn.com mailto:mathews55 at msn.com > hat am 16. August 2019 um 01:47 geschrieben:
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>>    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.
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>>    Pat, who can go the grammar freaks one better unless they've had Old English.
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