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.
Ferenc Gy. Valoczy
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