Tuesday, 31 July 2012

English Nerd Facts

I wanted to share some absolutely irrelevant facts about English with you:

  • The vanishing of old words in a language is called 'Obsolescence'.
  • BBC-English is not the same as RP-English (also known as Queen's English) anymore. The BBC actually does allow very mild forms of regional accents while Received Pronounciation is accent free.
  • In Early Modern English various verbs could be used for the perfective aspect, today we can only use 'have' as in 'I have arrived'. An example for the use in early Modern English would be 'Though art come' or 'I am arrived'.
  • V and u used to be pronounced the other way round. Example: loue=love, neuer=never, vnderstand=understand

    These are things that absolutely nobody needs to know but I still like those little facts alot!

    Have a great day,
    The Countess

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