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  • Nly unclet, M aunu, my bmthers. nw [y everyone over thirteen in Thistle MounWn and

    the secret sense

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  • Understood!

    May 10, 2008

  • The prefix "un-" simply negates here – just as "unspoken" does not mean "was previously spoken but isn't anymore", but only "not spoken", and "unsold" does not imply the product was previously sold. Even with your examples, dontcry, one could say: "I was running out of time, so I just gave her the gift unwrapped." This does not mean, of course, that the gift was previously wrapped, only that it was not wrapped. Or: "I can't believe the work is still undone!"

    May 10, 2008

  • I'm thinking unclet means "previously had been "clet" but no longer is (clet). Otherwise, it would be "cletless" or "clet-free."

    Like, "unwrapped" or "undone" -- presumes a previous "wrapping" or "doing."

    May 10, 2008

  • I thought this meant "not clet", i.e. without cleats: "I just put new turf down, so if you're going to play football, play it unclet!" Cf. unshod.

    May 10, 2008

  • Usage by pterodactyl on nibling.

    May 10, 2008