Hello there. I was just reading all the work you had done on the Bible translation, and was really impressed. I read some parts and it flowed so well I could hardly believe it was Anglish. I think you have a real skill there. Oswax 02:32, 18 February 2008 (UTC)

Petition for an Anglish forum on ThesholdEdit

Dear User:Sholto, Please find a petition for the creation of an Anglish forum of discussion on the Moot's Theshold page The_Anglish_Moot:Threshold. Please follow the guide and sign the petition along with what platform of discussion you would prefer and indicate whether you are willing to help administrate. Thanks! Cavallero 01:48, October 28, 2011 (UTC)

Dear User:Sholto, Polling has closed on the Threshold page The_Anglish_Moot:Threshold on deciding what forum we want. There was slight preference for creating a Yahoo! Group with a Facebook group. A Yahoo! Group has now been created, although I'm still creating the necessary docs for the group. Please come join us there! Here's the new Moot link: The Anglish Moot --Cavallero 00:56, November 2, 2011 (UTC)


I would like to be able to manage a few pages on this forum - e.g. by making extra changes, noteably concerning some double pages (of the same topic) and to get a broader view of all the topics on this wiki - to provide extra cleanup and to carry on enhancing this frimful project.

Since I've joined, it's been a fruitful and marvelous way to further one's own vocabular knowledge and also to contribute to the fainful shafting of an inkhorn-free language...

kind regards Anglofrench (talk) 11:37, May 7, 2014 (UTC)

Hæil, fellow!

Ðæ Bronie Chriſter (talk) 17:09, October 13, 2016 (UTC)

Hail, brother.

So, since faxfleet seems to be not aktiv anymore there is no admin on the moot and no folk with the rights to cleanse these spam and trash sites from it. Is there a way to chose a new Admin ?

Alfredikus (talk) 14:22, March 28, 2017 (UTC)

Big Edit

Well if you take a look about 'big' in wiktionary you'll see that it stems from Old Norse. Alfredikus (talk) 03:28, July 29, 2017 (UTC)

Yep. That is right. There is also a word in Norway that comes from that same root: "bugge". It means "big man". MýnÆnglishTáwk (talk) 10:22, May 22, 2018 (UTC)

How do you get the motivation to copy definitions from the OED and some slang wordbook for so much time almost every day for so many years? It's kind of amazing, to be honest. TimeMaster (talkcontribs) 21:40, May 24, 2018 (UTC)

Damn, I was hoping you'd stopped editing due to the new skin being forced on you and were hoping that another wiki would be made so you could go on. Feel free to join us at the new Miraheze (see the main page) anyway. TimeMaster (talkcontribs) 13:25, May 28, 2018 (UTC)

The Anglish Lexicon. What divides us and is there a way to bridge the rift?Edit

Hi, Sholto

I've been conducting a poll among all Anglishers on every platform I know of. Would you have a preference or comment upon the following? You can also read the text here.

(This post and poll was held on the Facebook Anglish group 14th November 2018 to gauge members' opinions and will remain open until the major online communities have voted. It has since been published across different Anglish fora; Reddit, The Anglish Moot, and Discord).

Perhaps one of the biggest stumbling blocks to unity among the Anglish community are the differences of opinion over what defines our lexicon (aside from questions over spelling). I have below set out a series of voting options which I hope describe each member's stance on how Anglish ought to be. I start the poll from the extreme purist 01) and end with the most inclusive 10). There are many possible combinations, so if I have missed out your own variety, let us know by commenting (but I should have met everyone's broad opinion unless you are very 'niche').

UPDATE, In fact there were several which arose on Facebook, but they were indeed niche visions (see other votes at the bottom of the voting results).

Notes to keep in mind before voting:

In order to reach a consensus and for ease, I have broken down the entirety of the English language into ten broad and simplified categories. I have NOT included Germanic derived OE among these ten, for clearly these words form the basis of our tongue from an Anglish perspective. These ten categories are as follows: A) Early Latinate words such as 'wine', among others. These may well be pre-migration Continental borrowings. B) Church Latinate borrowed in insular OE period, e.g. 'bishop' (but this is very simplistic and being able to differentiate between Latinate words borrowed pre-migration to those borrowed after settlement of Britain may well be very difficult). C) Celtic borrowed during OE period, e.g. 'dun'. D) Celtic borrowings of later periods, e.g. 'bother'. E) Norse brought by the Viking, e.g. 'sky'. F) Germanic Frankish brought by the Normans, e.g. 'wait'. G) Latinate French brought by the Normans, e.g. 'nice'. The Norman language was a mix of Latinate origin Old French and Germanic Frankish. This highly Latinate language once established in England (esp. London) is known as Anglo-Norman. H) Latinate inkhorn words (which include a fair amount of shared classical vocabulary with other Germanic languages) borrowed post-Norman centuries. I) A mix of Low Countries Germanic, mainly shared by seafaring folk from along the North Sea. J) Unknown words - these may fall into a spectrum between being likely Latinate or Germanic or Celtic, so practically, we can only choose on a word by word basis perhaps, but nothing is assured in this 'class' of words.

All other groups of words are insignificant in number and not always naturalized; from German to Hindi and Chinese (not including shared Germanic lexicon, e.g. 'tea'.).

Other notes on the poll:

• 'Unknown words of an ambiguous origin' has been mentioned in the voting options (see J above).

• 1) - 4) Does not retain later Germanic borrowings from Norse, Frankish or Low Countries.

• Option 7) provides for an inclusive approach. Words which are commonly shared such as 'metal' would be retained but a preferable Anglish alternative would always be provided. E.g. 'biology' + 'lifelore'. This methods should drop the percentage of Latinate words in English from its current 70% to 10-15% - perhaps on a par with Dutch.

The Poll (Will remain open on both platforms (UPDATE Votes as of the 22:00 UK time, 25th November 2018):

  • 01) Wholly OE-derived and stripped of insular Celtic (C) and early Latinate words (A-B) (e.g. wine) and any unknown words (J) of an ambiguous origin. Does not include Norse (E) or Frankish (F).

Votes: 0

  • 02) OE-derived and stripped of insular Celtic (C) and any unknown words of an ambiguous origin (J) but retaining early Latinate words (A) (e.g. wine). Does not include Norse (E) or Frankish (F).

Votes: 0

  • 03) OE-derived and retaining insular Celtic and early Latinate words (A-B) (e.g. wine) but removing any unknown words (J) of an ambiguous origin. Does not include Norse (E), Frankish (F) or Low Countries Germanic (I).

Votes: 0

  • 04) OE-derived and retaining insular Celtic (C), early Latinate words (A-B) (e.g. wine) and any unknown words (J) of an ambiguous origin. Does not include Norse (E) or Frankish (F) or Low Countries Germanic (I).

Votes: 6 of 52 (5 Facebook, 1 Reddit) (11.53%).

  • 05) Including all OE words (A-B, C), and retaining later Norse (E). Not including Frankish (F) and Low Countries Germanic (I).

Votes: 2 of 52 (2 Discord) (3.84%)

  • 06) Including all OE words (A-B, C) and retaining later Norse (E), Frankish (F) and Low Countries Germanic (I).

Votes: 8 of 52 (5 Facebook, 3 Discord) (15.38%).

  • 07) Includes all OE words (A-B, C), Norse (E), Frankish (F), Low Countries Germanic (I) and later Latinate words IFshared with other Germanic tongues (H) e.g. 'metal'.

Votes: 29 of 52 (21 Facebook, 1 Facebook Messenger, 5 Reddit, 1 Discord, 1 Anglish Moot) (55.76%).

  • 08) Inclusive of all Germanic words (A-B, C, E, F, I) + Old French/Anglo-Norman (G) but removing later Latinate inkhorn words (H).

Votes: 1 of 52 (1 Facebook) (1.92%).

  • 09) Retentive of all words currently in the English language (A-J), but with a preference for its Germanic heritage and revived words.

Votes: 3 of 52 (3 Facebook) (5.76%).

  • 10) Retentive of all words currently in the English language (A-J), but with a preference for its Germanic heritage with no revivals.

Votes: 0

  • AND 3 votes (Facebook) (5.76%) for different varieties which are not covered above.

Cavallero (talk) 23:53, November 25, 2018 (UTC)

Admin RightsEdit

Hello Sholto, I was told that the Anglish Moot no longer has any admins. So I've promoted you as you've been around for a long time. Oswax (talk) 08:21, April 21, 2019 (UTC)

May I be one as well? I am keen to do some clean-up work on here. And I am not plotting on leaving any time soon either. MýnÆnglishTáwk (talk) 09:28, April 21, 2019 (UTC)

Hello. I am an activist here. Willing to help. I have questions like is it ok I will create more leaves like ten. I am full-heartedly doing this. I hope I won't frustrate you.

07:57, December 2, 2019 (UTC)Lightning Strike07:57, December 2, 2019 (UTC)

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