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    English half a millennium ago.

    I believe what the author was saying "OPOP, otherwise I humtum you jialat, jialat". Please correct me if I'm wrong.
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    First thing a grammar Nazi would tell you is to spell "grammar" properly

    As for the passage in the link, I am not a masochist, but I'm sure one will be along shortly

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    At the end is "moder"

    Perhaps it's the debtor's mum?

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    The topic title is spelled wrongly. It should read "Grammar Nazi".

    - from a spelling nazi

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    This is probably what singlish would look/sound like to someone 500 years in the future

    Sounds like she was helping her son manage the estate while he was away, and there was some dispute going on? She seemed to be saying that they weren't giving her 'face', so it would be better for him to come back and settle it in person.

    On a side note, there's an audio recording of what another letter by Margaret Paston would have sounded like:
    Last edited by kandinsky; 30th December 2013 at 04:17 PM.


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