[LMB] was: Language
mathews55 at msn.com
Fri Aug 16 15:47:39 BST 2019
Giggle giggle, yes. And I love the way their poetry is, by rhythm and instrumentation, pure rap. First time I heard a sample on CD in the classroom, I nearly cracked up.
OTH, rap is the poetry of today's equivalent of the warrior who sat around the benches in the hall, n'est-ce pas?
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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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