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asked Origin of the word “elder”
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accepted Why was the “th” combination chosen for the “th” sound?
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comment From which language has English borrowed the most words?
There is no such thing as old/middle French, but rather many distinct dialects. Just over a hundred years ago, those speaking French in France were a minority albeit a significant minority.
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answered Which captions in English would you choose for each one of those three buttons?
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comment Which is correct: “soda” or “pop”?
There's no country outside the USA that speaks English ?
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revised What are the 'distances' among the major English dialects?
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answered “Environmentally-friendly” vs. “Environment-friendly”
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answered What are the 'distances' among the major English dialects?
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comment How and why have some words changed to a complete opposite?
@Pete in that case the TNY has simply forgotten the numerical value of the term, the destructive portion how remains. I wouldnt call that a reversal. If decimate means death to 1 in 10 the opposite would be something positive to 1 in 10 of some group.
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asked How and why have some words changed to a complete opposite?
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comment Why was the “th” combination chosen for the “th” sound?
@Billaire: "Th" as in the or "those" Im asking not about the evolution of the sound but rather the mapping of the "sound" to the characters...