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From: (Amanda Jones)
Subject: Re: The Adventure of English [gotten vs. got]
Date: Mon, 6 Jan 2003 00:30 +0000 (GMT Standard Time)
References: <1ab.ecc08d6.2b4a145a@wmconnect.com>


In article <>, ()
wrote:


> I suspect of Geoffrey Chaucer were to show up on this list, we'd have
> absolutely no idea what he was saying, and yet what he wrote was
> English- as it was at that time. Language is subject to evolution.
> Dialects emerge...


One of the major advantages of being dyslexic, as I am, is that Chaucer is
much easier to read. It seemed obvious to me that "apultrie" meant Apple
Tree, and I couldn't understand why it caused others difficulties!

Amanda


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