can "insolange" mean "so long as"?

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edmont
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can "insolange" mean "so long as"?

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I came across "insolange" and have not found it in any dictionaries. Wondering if it might be rendered "so long as"

Thank you for any assistance.




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Re: can "insolange" mean "so long as"?

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Oh glory, the German compound words. It is just a spelling oddity combined with an now archaic phrasing. It's really nothing more than "in so long", however, the way that "in" is most likely used there has fallen out of use since, as we don't tend to compound prepositions so often nowadays. "so long as" is another possible translation.
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Re: can "insolange" mean "so long as"?

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Excellent, thank you, tiorthan.

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