Ray Brown scripsit: > <blushes deeply> > > In my last mail on this topic I said French *segon is from Latin > 'secundum'. What I should have said is that SPANISH _segun_ > "according to" is from Latin 'secundum'. Huh. At least you didn't use the nominative for the accusative: Priscian's head shrinks, cracks. But then in De Camp's wonderful uchronia _Lest Darkness Fall_, he quotes a bit of Gothic, but uses the nominative instead of the vocative (and the whole was utterly garbled by the publisher): "Ho, frijond! Allai skattjans sind waidedjans." (Hey, friend. All merchants are thieves.) -- "And it was said that ever after, if any John Cowan man looked in that Stone, unless he had a [log in to unmask] great strength of will to turn it to other www.ccil.org/~cowan purpose, he saw only two aged hands withering www.reutershealth.com in flame." --"The Pyre of Denethor"