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speak的過去式有spake、spoke兩種嗎?

speak的過去式有spake、spoke兩種嗎?

第一次看到spake........不敢相信........

但字典裡真的有這個字,請問這個字常用嗎?

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  • 1 0 年前
    最佳解答

    spake 是古英文 (Old English),speak的過去式,在現代的英文中已不在使用,唯有賞析古典文學作品時才會見到。就像唐詩宋詞,很多詞彙也不在現代的華文中使用。

    例如:

    Till at the last spake in this manner. --Chaucer. 英國文學之父

    " So spake the Eternal Father, and all Heaven Admiring stood a space; then into hymns Burst forth, and in celestial measures moved, Circling the throne and singing, while the hand Sung with the voice, and this the argument:-- "Victory and triumph to the Son of God, Now entering his great duel, not of arms, But to vanquish by wisdom hellish wiles ....

    ----John Milton 約翰 彌爾頓

    First of all it was up wid the windy in a jiffy, and thin she threw open her two peepers to the itmost, and thin it was a little gould spy-glass that she clapped tight to one o' them and divil may burn me if it didn't spake to me as plain as a peeper cud spake, and says it, through the --spy-glass: "Och

    ------Edgar Allan Poe 艾倫坡

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  • 1 0 年前

    不用太大驚小怪吧,

    英文本來就還有很多我們沒學到的,

    像這個字算是舊式的用法,

    你用的話人家可能只會以為你講錯吧?

    我們學會習慣用語就好啦.

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