Otto Jespersen


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Noun1.Otto Jespersen - Danish linguist (1860-1943)
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Grammar guru Otto Jespersen, writing as far back as 1909, declared that English grammar was "not a set of stiff dogmatic precepts, according to which some things are correct and others absolutely wrong; but was living and developing, founded on the past but preparing the way for the future, something that is not always consistent or perfect, but progressing and perfectible - in one word, 'human'".
Another "acquisition" was the hiring of Otto Jespersen, a PCB savant who came recommended by several vendors.
Student film-makers tag along with prickly poacher Otto Jespersen.
Among the authors are some pillars of modern linguistics such as Otto Jespersen, Noam Chomsky, and Roman Jakobson.
Troll Hunter (Cert 15, 99 mins) Starring: Glenn Erland Tosterud, Tomas Alf Larsen, Johanna Morck, Otto Jespersen, Hans Morten Hansen.
IT'S COMING RIGHT AT YOU: Otto Jespersen plays Hans, an employee of the government who risks his life to secretly deal with trolls in Troll Hunter.