Author: Rick Moen Date: To: dng Subject: Re: [DNG] Historical note on double negation.
Quoting Hendrik Boom (hendrik@???):
> I've been told that was the case in a long-gonne ancestor of modern
> English, possible Old English or the language of Beowulf.
It's not quite the same thing, but I am suddenly in a mind to provide a
link to a lovely piece by my acquaintance Poul Anderson, the
Danish-American science fiction author 'Uncleftish Beholding', in which
Poul briefly explains atomic theory in an alternate-universe English that
never received any Latin-derived vocabulary.