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CONLANG  March 2013, Week 3

CONLANG March 2013, Week 3

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Re: CHAT: Does etymology awareness affect your speech?

From:

Gary Shannon <[log in to unmask]>

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Constructed Languages List <[log in to unmask]>

Date:

Wed, 20 Mar 2013 11:27:10 -0700

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My late grandmother who was born in the 1880's in Northern Michigan
used "borrow" for "lend" in exactly that manner. "Could you borrow me
a cup of sugar?" --gary

On Wed, Mar 20, 2013 at 10:59 AM, Adam Walker <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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>
> No, Padraic is correct.  When I taught junior high and high school, I heard
> this from students all the time.
>
> "Mr. Walker, could you borrow me a pencil, I left mine in my locker."
>
> "Lend."
>
> "What?"
>
> "Could you lend me a pencil."
>
> "That's what I said.  I forgot mine in my locker."
>
> Sigh.
>
> I don't teach any more.  Now I unload and load freight.
>
> Adam

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