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Re: Island

From:Lars Henrik Mathiesen <thorinn@...>
Date:Monday, May 15, 2000, 0:01
> Date: Fri, 14 May 0100 11:40:57 -0400 > From: John Cowan <cowan@...>
> Lars Henrik Mathiesen scripsit: > > The early Germanic word was *auia, however. > > Hence NHG "au(e)"? My mother lived in the "village" of Aumuehle > 'watermill', near Heringen (which in turn is near Bad Sachsa), just > east of the old boundary. I put "village" in quotes because it > literally consisted of a single isolated building, the old mill > itself, which had been occupied by her mother's family time out of > mind. As her sole descendant, I suppose I have some moral claim to > this building, although I suppose the DDR nationalized it in 1946.
If you did have a claim, I think it's too late now, or at least more difficult. For a number of years nach die Wende there was a special organization to evaluate claims like that. I don't know about NHG au. German seems to have had as much i-umlaut as North Germanic and Old English --- so I would expect something like äu /Ey/. Any real Germans in here? Lars Mathiesen (U of Copenhagen CS Dep) <thorinn@...> (Humour NOT marked)