Re: R: Re: R: Re: Uusisuom's influences
|From:||Frank George Valoczy <valoczy@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, April 3, 2001, 21:23|
On Mon, 2 Apr 2001, John Cowan wrote:
> Frank George Valoczy scripsit:
> > Actually, Fi. isa" 'father' is Uralic, cognate with Hungarian atya. The
> > word for mother is from Gothic; one will note that in Estonian and the
> > other Balto-finnic languages the word is ema/ema"
> Which in Finnish, I am told, means "dam" (the mother of an animal).
afaik that is so (My Finnish is only superficial; Votian is the
Baltofinnic language I know best)
Ferenc Gy. Valoczy
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