Sunday, March 9, 2014

Old Fashioned Words

I'm reading a book titled Twelve Years a Slave. It was first published in 1853, one year after Uncle Tom's Cabin was published. 
I've found lots of unfamiliar words in the book and I look up these words in the dictionary. Many of them are said as old fashioned words. 
Thinking of 1853, it was Edo era in Japan. Words can change in such a long period of time. I shouldn't spend a long time to check those old words so I'll guess the meaning while I read the novel.

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