Evenstar_Elfstone wrote:Anyway, my birthday's tomorrow and I finally figured out what to do. We're going to a surprisingly not-so-cheesy medieval times joust on Saturday.
ElanorTheHobbit wrote:Ugluk, you aren't rethinking your job at the Harley store, are you?
Luthy wrote:Next time just say "no, I'm sorry, I have a boyfriend". Seems to work with getting rid of members of the opposite sex for me
IrisBrandybuck wrote:So, Ivy, How is your English comes from Latin friend?
The Scandinavian Settlements
The next invaders were the Norsemen. From the middle of the ninth century large numbers of Norse invaders settled in Britain, particularly in northern and eastern areas, and in the eleventh century the whole of England had a Danish king, Canute. The distinct North Germanic speech of the Norsemen had great influence on English, most obviously seen in the words that English has borrowed from this source. These include some very basic words such as take and even grammatical words such as they. The common Germanic base of the two languages meant that there were still many similarities between Old English and the language of the invaders. Some words, for example give perhaps show a kind of hybridization with some spellings going back to Old English and others being Norse in origin.
However, the resemblances between the two languages are so great that in many cases it is impossible to be sure of the exact ancestry of a particular word or spelling.
Ouch. So this really puts a dagger in your back. The one source you thought would prove that there was a Germanic Base -- and he instantly disagrees with himself. Let me break it down for you:
First he talks about a handful of words, stating they are Germanic. The term Germanic being improperly used (Frisian would be more correct since German is a Latin Slur describing anyone north of Rome).
And one minor correction: Take - is from the old gothic word Tekan (predating the norse use). Origin is Not Norse.
Beyond those two words, he then says: "oh my well, ok I kinda lied, you see we're not really sure from where the "germanic base" came. Because there are so many commonalities prior to the invasion which I originally said brought over these commonalities, and then there are commonalities that happened before the fall of the roman empire, that we just aren't sure if they're really german or not."
Elfy: (I checked and got the right one this time!) I think a bike would be a whole lot cheaper than a taser...and less likely to get you into trouble. You're a resourceful girl, though, I'm sure you can create your own. *pats on head*
Evenstar_Elfstone wrote:Thanks again, everyone!
Nice taser speech, Elfy.
Ivvy- What is that guy taking?
Ugluk wrote:That's really sad, Elle. *grouphug*
So. Majorly updates.
Few days ago I got an IM from a friend who moved away awhile ago telling me about a friend of hers who needs someone to go work with him in the desert for mucho $. Very long story short, I'll be leaving on Tuesday morning to drive down to Reno, Nevada to put up barbed-wire fences around abandoned mine shafts for a gold-mining company. Yeah. And I'll be staying in a hotel, for free, with wireless (so I need people to entertain me in the evenings) and making $3000 working for twenty straight days. Plus I have a $700 expense account for food and whatever money I have left over from that I get to keep as well. Go me.
Work sucked today. There were a few decent parts but most of it was just moving large and heavy things around and it was 98 degrees outside and I'm coming down with something.
Ivriniel wrote:Um, your special temp job sounds like it's going to be mostly moving heavy things in the heat as well.
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