[Ads-l] Loss of the English dative "home"? / "Exit out of"

W Brewer brewerwa at GMAIL.COM
Tue Feb 10 02:19:49 UTC 2015


Pronominal deictics

Middle English "adverbial genitive" -s:
hence 'from here' < ME hennes, earlier henne < OE heonan; from
demonstrative <h->; NHG hin, hinnen.
thence 'from there' < ME thannes, thennes < thenne; from demonstrative
<th->; NHG dannen.
whence 'from where' < ME whennes.

hither < OE hider; from demonstrative <h->; Gothic <hidre:>; cognate Latin
<citro:> 'hither'.
thither < OE thider, earlier thaeder; from demonstrative <th->; Gmc
*thathro
whither < ME whider < OE hwider; from root of <wh->.
yonder 'distal thither' < OE geond 'thither' (cf. beyond); yon < OE geon
'that'; cf. NHG <jener>.

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