[b-hebrew] Aviv and Exodus 9:31
stoneyb at touchwoodcreative.com
Mon Jan 18 16:19:07 EST 2010
Modern English is a creole, a mixture of Old English and medieval French, with a massive dollop of Latin with other languages mixed into the mess. Only a fairly small percentage of modern English is from Old English, mainly words that are in the most common spoken use.
So what? The “native” name was replaced by a foreign name; it doesn’t really matter whether the new name derived from the clergy or the Conqueror, in either case it exemplifies what Randall suggested.
German is a better example, why I used the word “tend” instead of saying “never”. Even there, does this represent a change over from a lunar month system to a solar one?
Nobody knows. But if it does, again, so what? Is the change a grassroots movement?
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