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From: "John Cowan" <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: Country Names -- Local Pronunciations


> Also, is "I guess" in the sense of "I suppose" reappearing in English
> English again after a 400-year hiatus?  When Gandalf uses it[1], it
> must have looked like a deliberate archaism, although it seems perfectly
> normal over here.

Has it not been in use in England's English?  Over here in America, I'd use
"I guess" as the more default-ish form, with "I suppose" as an alternative.
How is it used in England?