• palordrolap
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    23 days ago

    Fun fact: The past tense of “wend” was once “went”, but that was co-opted for the past tense of “go”, and the past tense of wend is now “wended”.

    “But what was the past tense of ‘go’ before that?”

    Kind of hard to tell what it would be now, but “goed” does seem likely - like we might have said as toddlers - but irregular “yode” / “yoed” is closer to the old form and is also possible.

    Evidence from other Germanic languages as well as “do” becoming “did” suggests a less likely “gid”, “gig”, “ging” or even “gang” (compare “sang”).

  • @Crowfiend@lemmy.world
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    423 days ago

    Ignominious

    adjective;

    deserving or causing public disgrace or shame

    “the party risked ignominious defeat”

    Just an idea for part 6