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August 22nd, 2009 - 2:21 am § in love of words

My Love of Words

In seventh grade I learned a trick for translating French into English.  It was this: if you change the é at the beginning of a word into an s, sometimes a cognate will emerge.  I did this with all the French I knew – école, état, élève – and became very surprised when sleve poppe[...]