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Re: The months and days of the week in Uusisuom

From:Frank George Valoczy <valoczy@...>
Date:Thursday, April 26, 2001, 22:02
On Thu, 26 Apr 2001, Tommie L Powell wrote:

> 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 >
I've wondered about that too =) It is also interesting to note that Ukrainian uses almost identical month names too, and I think they're different too from Croatian tho I don't know if ahead or behind...Polish uses these too but I think the Poles have it the same as the Czechs. -------ferko Ferenc Gy. Valoczy Suurt chugunikka peene ahjo suhe et toukka. Virtual Votia - Vaddjamaa Internetaza: railways page: 25kV 50Hz: