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    Befittingly sandcastles (as in fortifications...

    Befittingly sandcastles (as in fortifications made of sand) have come to be under the craft of 'sandwork'. Indeed, reckon the strong doingword, strong past tense (or whatever it's called) of work was...
  2. why 'homeowner' but neither 'dogowner' nor 'gunowner' andsoforth

    why 'homeowner' but neither 'dogowner' nor 'gunowner' and so forth

    what about 'houseowner' ?
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    Neuwerk! Newark!

    Does anyone know the etymology of 'Neuwerk' which is both the name of a neighborhood of Monksgladbrook and the name of a small North Sea iland?

    'Newark' in England means: 'new work' 'new...
  4. Poll: But one could say that Gascon, Occitan, Catalan...

    But one could say that Gascon, Occitan, Catalan and Arpitan tungs are nearer to eachother within the Ocian club than Walloon is to standard French within the Oilian club. Anyway, I think somewhere...
  5. Poll: What I would most like to know about the posted...

    What I would most like to know about the posted map: Romance languages in Europe, is why the: languages d'oil HAVEN'T been split up into Parisian French, Walloon, Picard, Belgium French,...
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    True, but mankind could of also likely been in...

    True, but mankind could of also likely been in the wrong place at the wrong time (like the Twin Towers) doesn't mean they made a bad choice - though some (in hindsight) could be shown to of made bad...
  7. Sorry Maciamo but wouldn't think there is much...

    Sorry Maciamo but wouldn't think there is much unlikeness in numbers between Welsh and Walloon speakers, so what do you fully mean by the hereinabove?

    Don't know how you missed it, but it has...
  8. To be more straightforward, these -bie/-by...

    To be more straightforward, these -bie/-by endings can straightforwardly be seen to be brought to southwest Scotland from England by both the Anglo-Norse and Anglo-Danes.
  9. Come on oriental stop playing silly...

    Come on oriental stop playing silly buggers....what about the likes of: southern Ireland, Guyana, Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney, the Isle of Man, Malta(?), Cayman Islands, Bahamas and so forth...

    PS...
  10. How old is the word: 'treven'? wondering why...

    How old is the word: 'treven'? wondering why there are both sundry looking treven and 'trevy' plurals with the same meaning: 'houses'
    Read somewhere that there was more oldentime Anglo-saxon/Norse...
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    Knowing French nationalism to be such a...

    Knowing French nationalism to be such a size-queen I don't believe there are 10 French cities with a population over 400'000...in the game there's only: Bordèu, Tolosa, Nizza(?), Marselha, Lyons,...
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    Poll: For some unknown reason I am kinda happy at how...

    For some unknown reason I am kinda happy at how the EU gives you a good feeling.
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    Poll: Selfly, I have heard of the Blue Banana European...

    Selfly, I have heard of the Blue Banana European backbone thingy, but I have never ever heard about this Germany - France - Britain EU triangle thingy. Furthermore I am not bought off that there...
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    Lol trust the French to get an imperialistic...

    Lol trust the French to get an imperialistic hard-on over having an expat community/economic migrants. Anyhowways, the French can't even find befitting full Gallic names for the places in Flanders...
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    For some reason I read: Looks like a major...

    For some reason I read: Looks like a major epidemic

    :startled:
  16. Further to England and Sleswick, outside...

    Further to England and Sleswick, outside Scandinavia -by placenames are (indeed) also to be found on the Isle of Man, and lightly in lowland Scotland (oftmost in the shape of -bie) by way of Cumbria...
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    If it is indeed Irish, then another likely...

    If it is indeed Irish, then another likely spelling for Kehoe would be: 'Keown' Right now I don't have any other meanings for this lastname - though still reckon 'kehoe' is an English lastname to do...
  18. Still wondering what the forewording (in English...

    Still wondering what the forewording (in English and other languages) was for the wording: 'Vichy France' which seems only to of been dreamt up sometime in the 1970s. Reckon there is old newscuttings...
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  20. Going by the map it seemed as if your Anglicized...

    Going by the map it seemed as if your Anglicized German lastname clusters about Freiburg (itself neighbouring to Bern) which I thought was ironic inasmuch as Fribourg is an example of a historically...
  21. Reckon Pigman/Pigmon is indeed French but folk...

    Reckon Pigman/Pigmon is indeed French but folk should bear in mind that lots of lastnames in the Anglosphere thought to be of Huguenot/Walloon (and even Norman before that) roots, are nowt but...
  22. Seems as if the meanings behind caer and...

    Seems as if the meanings behind caer and tuin/zaun/ton kept the same in their respective British and continental old homelands, and then shifted in meaning once fleeing Britons and settling English...
  23. Thanks for your input. So, Breton ker-...

    Thanks for your input.

    So, Breton ker- (unlike it's Welsh alikemate: caer-) went on and unfolded to mean something else (like 'ton' did in English) whilst Welsh caer- stoodfast to it's older ...
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    I am of the same mind with you wondering at the...

    I am of the same mind with you wondering at the stuff out there that never makes most history books.
  25. Good to hear sometimes about other lands raided...

    Good to hear sometimes about other lands raided by Vikings other than the everyday seafaring stuff about England, Scotland, Normandy and Dublin. Wondering though why the (seeming) lack of -by endings...
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