n inon un 1
at last, however, being ununable
vast mazy, unindating flood
liable to unindation, and cut
sometimes the unindation is so sudden
the Unindation; or
by unindation from 8a-e
quyk erthe among undure as lie is made
on the wish
unthis that thut thing
eene verkorting von
perhaps unsong is the name of the new art.
unsong there were very few
unwords these 21
n inen an 23
sources and asides
"la ordenación silábica," ex Enrique de Vedia, El Arte de Leer Buenos Aires, 1905) : 31
as for an en in on un, numerous instances in grammars, shorthand and phonographic texts, and in Alexander Melville Bell, his Letters and sounds: an intr. to English reading, on an entirely new plan (London, 1855) : 77
ˈɛnable (initial emphasis, short ‘e’)
at last, however, being ununable from "Analyse de Bayle" in The Monthly Review (December 1756),
and from James Lynd his The First Book of Etymology 1853
and — enénable — from Francis O. J. Smith his The Secret Corresponding Vocabulary 1845
unknown, strange, foreign
Wright, English Dialect Dictionary
ex Latin, lock, locked
an ulcerous swelling; unarrived (as of yet)
uncomes come here, before 1999
Ian Hamilton Finlay, UNDA (1987)
undula, diminutive of unda
Bertholdia inundulata Rawlins (species of butterfly) * (Field Museum, Zoological Collections)
forms of unindate — typographical errors all —
vast mazy, unindating flood from A. Sanderson (“daughter of the late Robert Stephenson, Esq., Captain of the Northumberland Regiment of Militia”), “On the absence of friendship,” in her Poems, on various subjects (North Shields, 1819) : 33
liable to unindation, and cut from T. Fraser, “Some Notes on Military Engineering Incidents, in the War of 1877-8,” in Professional Papers of the Corps of Royal Engineers (Occasional Papers, v. 4, 1880; London, 1881) : 69-70
sometimes the unindation is so sudden, from “Hollanders' Care for their Cattle,” The Farmers' Review (May 10, 1893) : 293
“The Unindation; or, Peace and Pardon,” title of an illustration listed in an auction sales catalogue, The Anderson Galleries (1917) : 30
“by unindation by the Feather, but” in Thomas R. Jones, comp., “California, A Half-Century Back” in The Grizzly Bear (November 1915) : 2
his undelable due ex Walter Scott, his Anne of Geierstein (1829; an 1868 printing) here
O.E. undern, third hour, nine in the morning; morning; also, the forenoon; the period between noon and sunset; the evening. (in OE, ME, dialect.)
and, obs., OE ca 1225, "not hidden, open"
“dones” and “undones,” John Ruskin's discussion of, in letter of 1872 included in Arrows of the Chase (1880) : 208 —
"...they will find it well, throughout life, never to trouble themselves about what they ought not to do, but about what they ought to do..."
“...the Undones are now the greatest Family in England, (thank this blessed Parliament...) I know no honest Man but is a Kin to the Undones; no Trade but is undone, no City but is undone; none but the knavish Committee-Men, Parliament-Men, Excise-Men, and their Vermin, the Soldiers, thrive in these days; they get, and grow rich, whosoever looses...”
ex The Parliament Arraigned, Convicted; Wants nothing but Execution... Written in the Year of Wonders, being the Eighth Year of the Lords and Commons dissembled at Westminster; by Tom Tyranno-Mastix; alias, Mercurius Melancholicus...
Printed for the Public View of all His Majesty's faithful Subjects; and are to be sold at the old Sign of You may go Look (1648) : 23
undexical index, pointing unwhere; and
und ex und 1895,
to make unknown
undure : unhard, i.e., soft, crumbled
“quyk erth” ex Palladius on husbandrie (Barton Lodge, ed., 1879) to impart artificial flavours, ca. 1420
from Latin iniūria (“injustice; wrong; offense”), from in- (“not”) + iūs, iūris (“right, law”)
unjure, what, to de-legalize? to un-law something? unright it?
to be anunscape is to be in a fidgety, uneasy state...
Lit., it means "on the wish," i.e., very eager or desirous about a thing; cf. Dan önske, to wish.
ex C. Clough Robinson, A Glossary of Words Pertaining to the Dialect of Mid-Yorkshire; with others peculiar to Lower Nidderdale... (London, 1876) : 93.
sular water, waters, of waters, to waters
ex J. Dyneley Prince, “Tatar Materials in Old Russian,” in Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society (1919)
unwater : to free a mine of water, to drain of water, to carry off water from OED
that reports the word to have appeared as a mistranslation in a1300 E.E. Psalter —
and watres outran, and scaldand and unwatred...
unwatered : not so watered OED, see water, vb. 9
to produce a moiré or wavy lustrous finish on (silk or other textile fabrics) by sprinkling them with water and passing them through a calendar.
1708 No two pieces were ever water'd alike OED
the term came up (25 October 2018) in Jennifer Roberts her talk on “The Moiré Effect: Robert Rauschenberg, Print, and Interference”
unsum, an OCR misread here and there, among them a passage in what appears (from imperfect scan) to be "Aanmerkingen op de Javaansche spraakkunst" in Tijdschrift voor Nederlands Indië 6 (Batavia, 1844) : 22
unsong : Carl Van Vechten (1880-1964 *) on opera soprano Mary Garden (1874-1967 *), in The Merry-go-round (1918) : 115
(there's a Gertrude Stein connection to Garden and Van Vechten)
unsong there were very few ex B. C. De Lissa, “British North Borneo” in Proceedings of the Geographical Society of Australasia (1884) here
unsion an OCR misread for unction that I would pass over in silence (or delete entirely), save that it occurs in Joseph Bellamy, his True Religion Delineated; Or, Experimental Religion, Distinguished from Formality on the one hand, and Enthusiasm on the other, set in a Scriptural and Rational Light, in Two Discourses. With a preface by Mr. [Jonathan] Edwards (Second Edition, London, 1788) : 73
a detour into experimental reading led to experimental preaching and religion, and — for the latter — a brief intersection with experimental science. a long-ago asfaltics post — comfortlesse, swimming notions — provides a hint of (and entrance point to) some diversions on experimental religion and experimental reading.
unwards most frequently found as OCR misread for “upwards”
unwordy, a dialect form of unworthy (Wright, English Dialect Dictionary; unword, obs., rare, to make speechless (OED)
...the un—un—under, no, the un—under—un—no...
ex “Harry’s Secret.” Two Scenes. Four Characters: One Boy and Three Girls.
in Robert St. John Corbet, his Uncle Grumpy : And Other plays for juvenile actors and actresses (London, 1880) : 26
un on in en on is several-wheres, including Bastiaan Cramer, his De geheel vernieuwde en verbeterde Trap der jeugd... Spel-Lees-Schrift en Taal-Kunst... (1804; 1862) :5
initially, extrapolate from existing forms, to others;
without euphony, nothing;
no attempt at completion;
started with sound, in fact... but got waylaid (by sourcings); sound remains.
among sources or, more often, looks to see if a particular form existed, were —
the Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia, and — most importantly — Joseph Wright his
English Dialect Dictionary Volume VI. T-Z (1905), where the prefixed un doesn't always mean “back” or to “undo” a thing or action.
...a bad linguist, tangling my words at will.
— Jessica J. Lee, turning, a swimming memoir (2017) : 212
27 October 2018
tags: excess; un; Jessica J. Lee