• Does anyone know how the language has changed since the victotian time?

    I'm just reading the "Sherlock Holmes stories" by Conan-Doyle and I noticed they count in a different way:they say like six and twenty instead of twenty-six.As I'm german it seems very strange,more like we speak.That's the most obvious,but I think I'd find more differences if I really cared.I read Anne Perry before,but she... show more
    I'm just reading the "Sherlock Holmes stories" by Conan-Doyle and I noticed they count in a different way:they say like six and twenty instead of twenty-six.As I'm german it seems very strange,more like we speak.That's the most obvious,but I think I'd find more differences if I really cared.I read Anne Perry before,but she writes today and only places her stories in that time and is not originally from the 1880ies
    2 answers · Languages · 5 years ago