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Author Topic: Better late than never  (Read 2361 times)

Phyllis

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Better late than never
« on: March 31, 2020, 11:59:47 AM »
I have just started going through the OE correspondence course material again to try and learn all the ending s properly, as I am so useless at remembering them.

Anyway, I realise I'm a bit slow of brain, but I suddenly recognised the derivation of the modern phrase "willy nilly" for the first time and felt ridiculously pleased about it!

Little things...
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Re: Better late than never
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2020, 04:38:17 PM »
Presumably the englisc should be wille nylle?

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Re: Better late than never
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2020, 09:38:51 AM »
yes, it is, and it was only because I was muttering the words under my breath as reading that it hit me! I've been seeing it on the page all this time.... ::)
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