[Lexicog] Re: archaic entries

Dr. Hayim Y. Sheynin hsheynin at GRATZ.EDU
Tue Feb 14 20:14:00 UTC 2006

How about 1933 cut-of-date for obsolete English words.
1933 is the date of the last large supplement to OED.
In my opinion, the date can be even closer to the present time,
but OED is one significant dictionary that any (English) lexicographer 
should recon with. 

Best wishes,
Dr. Hayim Y. Sheynin
Adjunct Professor of Jewish Literature
Gratz College
7605 Old York Rd.
Melrose Park, PA 19027
Tel.: 215 635-7300 x 161
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email: hsheynin at gratz.edu
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Using 1755 as a cut-off date for "obsolete" seems pretty extreme. There
huge numbers of words that have died out (or rather whose users have
died off)
since then, which could hardly even be called "old fashioned" anymore.
would seem to fall into a sort of terminological limbo.

      Rudy Troike

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