Is "now, ..." the new "well, ..."?

W Brewer brewerwa at GMAIL.COM
Tue Aug 20 05:47:19 UTC 2013

Think Wilson was citing the German colloquial <nu> 'well now!'. Good old
Indo-European *nu 'now' (Pok.770). One of our strongest links back to the
(Nil novum sub sole. Is there any thing whereof it may be said, See, this
is new? it hath been already of old time, which was before us.)

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