[LMB] OT: Language changes
marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk
Tue Sep 21 20:56:27 BST 2021
On Thu, 16 Sep 2021 21:30:24 -0500, Eric Oppen <ravenclaweric at gmail.com>
>HOW far back are we talking about? In early Latin, "puella" (girl) and
>"puer" (boy) were interchangeable, AFAICR, but I don't know about English.
"Girl" was any minor child, the word "boy", whose origin is unknown, was
a male servant in Middle English. "Boy" gradually assumed its current
usage starting in the 15th century.
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