[Loch-Ruadh] Speaking Forsoothly - Daily Lesson 4

Pádraig Ruad Ó Maolagáin padraig_ruad at irishbard.org
Fri Aug 25 07:56:42 PDT 2006

Daily Lesson 4

In contrast to NOT using "not" contractions, DO use "it" contractions,
dropping the "i" and joining the "t" to the following word:
"is't", "'tis", "'twas", "'twere", "'twould", "'twill"
     "'Twas last e'en, as I recall."
     "Is't dark, or doth the sun to shine?"
     "If 'twere done, 'twere best done quickly."

Shakespearian Word/Phrase of the Day:
Grace for grace - to return a favor
     "Gramercy, milady, for your kindness."
     "Think naught upon it, milord; 'tis merely grace for grace."

Nunc est bibendum.
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