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On Fri, 16 Mar 2001, Scott W. Hlad wrote:

>We used to have two words in english meaning "where"

We have _three_: whence, where and whither. Too bad they
don't get more use.

>
>Where = a position
>Whither = a motion

A motion towards; and whence, a motion from.

>
>Where art thou = where are you
>
>Whither comest thou = where(from) {like Wovon above} are you coming: where
>are you coming from. In neither literary nor spoken English would we ever
>say "Where from are you coming?"

Whence comes thou?
Whither goes thou? is "where are you going to?"

Padraic.

>Scott Hlad