One is wan

Oct. 23rd, 2016 09:49 am
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I have a cold, and an LJ poll on one, won, and wan.

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Date: 2016-10-23 11:14 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] clanwilliam
You forgot Hiberno-English with two different pronounciations of wan: "Yer wan is looking wan".

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Date: 2016-10-24 01:21 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] clanwilliam
But wean is Scottish and Norn Irish for baby, but wan is nearly always an adult. "Did you see the state of yer wan?" And I do pronounce them differently.

Wean - shortened of "wee un".
Wan and wan - short a if pale, long a if a state.
Edited Date: 2016-10-24 01:22 pm (UTC)

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