Talk:Main Page in IB English

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Any particulra reason wiki is pluralized as wikien? Nik 00:29, 9 December 2005 (PST)

As of Shakespeares time *here* en was a common pluralization, ergo eyne for eyes, wikien and so forth. I think it applies to a certain set of words, however, I couldn't tell you which ones. BoArthur

Did I miss þe discussion as to why we changed it? Not þat I necessarily minde, but still.... Or are we doing a rotating visit on þe main page so þat everyone gets a chance to see it? BoArthur 15:06, 14 February 2006 (PST)

Neverminde. I'm daft. I þouxt þis was now þe Main Page.

It's not -- discussion as to the IB English proposals has stalled somewhat (English). Several issues still need to be worked on, but quite a few are now agreed upon.
We need to sort out the one-standard / three-standard proposal (I don't see how dialects and variants could be so prolific *there* if there were only one standard, hence the idea that there are several centers of "good English", one of which, praise be, is in Scotland).
To be exact, I think we worked out the following proposal. There's Scots, Landspeech and Bookspreack. Scots is basically standardised, based on the Edinburgh dialect. It's the native tongue of the Monarch, and probably has the most prestige across the two Kingdoms. Bookspreack is an Anglicised Scots, essentially, while Landspeech is a compromise based on the various dialects around the place.Joe 00:52, 21 May 2006 (PDT)
Final [k] and final [[email protected]] need attention; the thorn has a late counterproposal (I have a problem with using Y to spell thorn at the word final position); -s / -th and -es need attention; several "stilted" usages need to be sorted out; double adjectives + noun = split adjective a la French also needs attention.
I think I originally proposed this as something of an academic affection. I'm not sure it would be neccesary to do it here. Joe 00:52, 21 May 2006 (PDT)
I don't think we should consider one or the other presently competing IB English front pages to be "official" until we actually know what IB English should look like! Elemtilas 19:21, 14 February 2006 (PST)

Shouldn't topices be topickes? Otherwise, it would be pronounced with a soft c, wouldn't it? And perhaps even a long i Nik 22:14, 3 April 2006 (PDT)

Fixed. Elemtilas 14:28, 4 April 2006 (PDT)
I'm thinking 'topic' shouldn't be there at all. It's a bit of a Latinism which IB English doesn't use much. Joe 00:52, 21 May 2006 (PDT)
Actually, English *there* really shouldn't too radically different. England was still conquered by the Normen and their influences and tastes would still affect at least the Southron. I really don't want to go so far as the pure Germanic language of Uncleftish Beholding. Elemtilas 11:38, 21 May 2006 (PDT)

If ye are unfamiliar wiþ it shouldn't that be if þa is unfamiliar wiþ it? Nik 23:30, 25 May 2006 (PDT)

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