[LMB] was: Language

Gwynne Powell gwynnepowell at hotmail.com
Fri Aug 16 14:02:56 BST 2019


From: Pat Mathews <mathews55 at msn.com>

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.

Gwynne: And if you're studying Old English at university, it's a mistake to try to
do some last-minute practice on the train on the way to uni. Especially if you
are (quietly) reading it out loud. People look at you funny.


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