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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
    宁愿遇见丢失幼崽的母熊,也不愿碰上做蠢事的愚人

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_Midlands_English

    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.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paston_Letters
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Paston_(died_1504)

    On a side note, there's an audio recording of what another letter by Margaret Paston would have sounded like:

    http://www.arts.gla.ac.uk/stella/rea...dle/PASTON.HTM
    Last edited by kandinsky; 30th December 2013 at 04:17 PM.

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