Re: The months and days of the week in Uusisuom
|From:||Tommie L Powell <tommiepowell@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, April 26, 2001, 7:05|
On Wed, 25 Apr 2001 Frank George Valoczy responded
to this comment of mine:
> > Speaking of bulls, that reminds me that the Czech name for
> > October is r^i'jen, which means the time of rutting.
> > (Which is what the bulls are doing there then.)
> > Honest, I'm not making this up.
> I can back him up on this. I think that the cognate of that is
> 'rujan' in Croatian which means September. All the months
> are different, October for example is 'listopad' which means
> falling of leaves. I think in Czech that's November...?
Right. I didn't realize that, in Croatia, bulls rut and leaves fall
earlier than in Czechia, despite Czechia being farther north.
Very interesting. --Tommie