word bugaboos

Charles Butler hannibal at thegates.fsbusiness.co.uk
Mon Feb 2 13:57:12 EST 2004


There's also the adjectival use of the 'en' suffix, which almost always
helps build up an archaic, nay fantasy, ambiance: "I put down my oaken
shield, took my oaten flute from my woollen shirt, and played some olden
tunes," and so on.

Charlie

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