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Is Til a word?I didn't understand "til" is a word because there is until and "un" is...

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BuRaK_114 | Student, Grade 9 | Honors

Posted January 15, 2013 at 7:45 AM via web

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Is Til a word?

I didn't understand "til" is a word because there is until and "un" is negative meaning giver.

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francy17 | Student, Grade 11 | Salutatorian

Posted January 15, 2013 at 6:46 PM (Answer #1)

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Til is not a word but till is

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Karen P.L. Hardison | College Teacher | eNotes Employee

Posted January 31, 2013 at 6:13 PM (Answer #2)

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'til is a legitimate preposition and conjunction that is an aphetic (letter or syllable ellipsed) variant of untill.
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/til

-til is an Old Norse / Old English word used as a combining form in Middle English. It was an archaic Old English word; it became a Middle English combining form.

Till is also a variant of untill
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/till

until is the Old Norse negator un- plus Old Norse / Old English til
Origin:
1150–1200; Middle English untill,  equivalent to un-  (< Old Norse unz  up to, as far as) + til
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/till
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/until

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