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Re: Back and catching up!

From:John Cowan <cowan@...>
Date:Friday, October 23, 1998, 13:42
Pablo Flores wrote:

> I guess that's the origin of "hostile", > which must have entered English from a different language (I meant, not > by the normal PIE > Germanic > English derivation).
"Hostile" is straight from Latin, in fact. But there is a proper English cognate for "host", namely "guest". It's actually a borrowing from Old Norse: if the fully native word had survived it would have been pronounced [dZest].) -- John Cowan You tollerday donsk? N. You tolkatiff scowegian? Nn. You spigotty anglease? Nnn. You phonio saxo? Nnnn. Clear all so! 'Tis a Jute.... (Finnegans Wake 16.5)