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Nov
11th
2014

The T-V Distinction, or how the French caused the Quakers to be attacked six hundred years after they conquered England · 11:00am Nov 11th, 2014

My most recent story, Dawn, talks a great deal about the implications of politeness held by the words you and thou. While the story teaches about the distinction between the words, and talks about how thou is insulting, if one was a linguistic nerd, one might wonder: why did the pronoun thou exist in the first place? Indeed, why is it that people see thou as being a formal word, if it was, in fact, so

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Jan
30th
2015

Luna for Dummies · 8:28am Jan 30th, 2015

Through a combination of getting really sick of seeing people butcher Luna's archaic speech in their fics and happening to be studying the subject at the time, a few months ago I decided to make a simple guide to writing Luna dialogue correctly. I put it off way too long, and I'm not even sure it's relevant anymore, since Luna's rehabilitation has kinda passed as a fad in the fimfiction community, but here it is anyway:

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Sep
9th
2014

DID YOU KNOW? · 4:55am Sep 9th, 2014

So I'm studying up on Early Modern English (not Old English, mind you) in preparation for a short essay on how to write Luna-speak. Fun fact I found: "derring-do" (the inspiration for Daring Do, if you didn't get that), which is a noun usually meaning "adventurous nonsense" in today's usage (as far as I can tell), started out as a verb phrase way back in the sixteenth century, "dorryng do," which literally means "daring to do," and implied manhood and chivalry ("Robin Hood's awesome. He's

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