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Conquistadores not conquistadors.JonathanMarkoff (talk) 07:55, December 7, 2017 (UTC)

It is not a sin to Anglicize. TR (talk) 22:54, December 7, 2017 (UTC)
Interesting how we call it Anglicize even though Anglish has been on the run for a thousand years. Apparently a typical meaty paragraph written in English will contain about two dozen words borrowed from one Romance language or another. This is twice as many as you'd find in a comparable paragraph written in Dutch, the second-most heavily Latinized of the Germanic languages.
I've developed a passing interest these last few months in a movement to purify the language by replacing Romance vocabulary with German, usually words that are very archaic. (For instance, the Foroned Ricks of Markland.) They call it Anglish because it was the Normans who started pronouncing Angleland as England. Turtle Fan (talk) 04:28, December 9, 2017 (UTC)
"English doesn't borrow from other languages. It follows other languages down dark alleys, knocks them over, and then rifles through their pockets for lose grammar."
"English, the language invented by French-speaking Vikings so they could date Saxon barmaids". Paraphrasing H. Piper Beam here. TR (talk) 06:06, December 10, 2017 (UTC)
Coincidentally, a few weeks ago on twitter, Turtledove mentioned a Poul Anderson piece written in Germanic English (i.e. without Latin and French loanwords). I don't know how to do a search in twitter for the particular post but I did find a Wikipedia article on Anderson's piece. ML4E (talk) 17:39, December 9, 2017 (UTC)
Yes, Anderson's piece is held in high regard in Anglish circles.
It does have interesting implications for AH writers, if you wanted to do a timeline where William was defeated at Hastings or something like that. Turtle Fan (talk) 05:26, December 10, 2017 (UTC)
Or for timelines where the Norman invasion never took place. TR (talk) 06:06, December 10, 2017 (UTC)
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