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Re: Shakespearian/Shakespearean
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.0913  Tuesday, 2 April 2002

[1]     From:   Alex Went <
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        Date:   Monday, 1 Apr 2002 18:26:53 +0100
        Subj:   RE: SHK 13.0903 Shakespearean/Shakespearian

[2]     From:   Brian Willis <
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        Date:   Monday, 1 Apr 2002 19:47:52 -0800 (PST)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 13.0903 Re: Shakespearian/Shakespearean


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From:           Alex Went <
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Date:           Monday, 1 Apr 2002 18:26:53 +0100
Subject: 13.0903 Shakespearean/Shakespearian
Comment:        RE: SHK 13.0903 Shakespearean/Shakespearian

This puzzle you've placed on my desk

(Whether '-ian' or '-ean' or 'esque')
Has us all disagreein';
But 'Shakespeherian'
's entirely Eliotesque.

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From:           Brian Willis <
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Date:           Monday, 1 Apr 2002 19:47:52 -0800 (PST)
Subject: 13.0903 Re: Shakespearian/Shakespearean
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.0903 Re: Shakespearian/Shakespearean

I think Hardy is probably right on this one. It also explains the
difference of Virgil and Vergil, and I have always seen Keatsean and
never Keatsian. It might purely boil down to a divergence in English and
"American" English.

Brian Willis

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