Archive for January, 2018

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

“Old-Fashioned English”–You’re Doing It Wrong

Delane Just So, you want to use “old-fashioned” English in your fantasy or historical fiction novel? Or maybe you want to use it in your next Dungeons & Dragons campaign? Well, there is more to it than adding the letter … Continue reading

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

The Rise of Middle English – with a little help from the French

April Anderson Following the Norman Conquest of 1066, the English language underwent a drastic change. It was at this time that the shift from Old English to Middle English began to occur. The Middle English period saw many new linguistic … Continue reading

Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

“What’s a skill?”: A Look at the Etymology of Skill

Sam  Campling Throughout my childhood, I was a competitive figure skater, and as with most other competitive athletes, I fought to be the winner at every competition. However, there was always someone who was better than me, hence why I … Continue reading