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I made up these LGBT identity words show what it would be like if the words were built only from native Germanic English roots, instead of from Latin or Greek loan-words: (1717 characters, very long) Show more

Orion Scribner (they) @frameacloud

That was a super long post, & it didn't even include the second half in my draft about real, historical Old English words for gender variance, like bæddel & wæpen-wifestre. I'll turn it into a longer article on my Dreamwidth at some later time.

@frameacloud that sounds fascinating, as was half one; I would love to read when it’s finished!

@frameacloud One curious thing that strikes me: many of these terms sound like Scots to me. That said I am no expert in Scots and am unsure if its vocabulary is in fact more of a Germanic bent.

@Qwyrdo @frameacloud so, that is actually because scots is more closely derived from old and middle english than English is. it developed in relative isolation and so has far less latin and greek and french borrowings. english is practically a creole of germanic and romantic tongues at this point.

Yes, Scots' vocabulary is much more Germanic because it branched off from English before the French and Latin words flooded in.