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Re: the /twi/ in /twilight/ ?

From:taliesin the storyteller <taliesin-conlang@...>
Date:Sunday, January 2, 2005, 20:32
* Benct Philip Jonsson said on 2004-01-02 20:48:49 +0100
> Mark J. Reed wrote: > > RU> The meaning of "a bit" etc. has become quite different from the meaning > > RU> of the verb it was originally derived from, but it fascinates me to see > > RU> that the same etymology occurs in English, German, *and* Dutch. > > > > Perhaps the derivation occurred before they split, or perhaps they > > influenced each other in the process? > > It is probably pre-split, since it is found in the Scandinavian > languages as well: > > Norwegian: bitt (IIRC, Taliesin?)
"en bit", "et bitt" is equivalent to "a bite". t.


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