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
Some words for sexual orientations:
* sexual orientation = drawing or faining (fain is an archaic English word for desire; see https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fain ) * #asexual = undrawn or unfaining * bisexual = twain-drawn or twain-fain * gay (in the sense of homosexual) = same-drawn or same-fain * gay (strictly in the sense of men loving men) = wer-drawn or wer-fain (wer or were is an archaic English word for a specifically male human, whereas "man" was a gender-neutral word for a human; see https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/wer#English ) * heterosexual = other-fain, else-fain, or else-drawn * lesbian = lass-fain, lass-drawn, lady-fain, lady-drawn, or wif-fain (wif is a Middle English word for woman; see https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/wif#Middle_English )
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.
@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.