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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


Frank George Valoczy <valoczy@...>