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Author: Hendrik Boom
To: dng
Subject: Re: [DNG] Historical note on double negation.
On Thu, Dec 24, 2020 at 08:47:50PM -0800, Rick Moen wrote:
> 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.
> Here, my gift to thee and thee, for the Jul holiday (and let us remember
> Poul and his wife Karen fondly):
> https://msburkeenglish.files.wordpress.com/2010/04/uncleftish-beholding-aka-atomic-theory.pdf
> (Watch out for that ymirstuff-235. It can be troublesome.)

Thank you. A marvellous piece. I read it on first publication in
Analog long long ago.

-- hendrik

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