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Re: SK/SC and like

From:John Cowan <jcowan@...>
Date:Wednesday, March 29, 2000, 15:24
Vasiliy Chernov wrote:
> > On Wed, 29 Mar 2000 01:07:08 -0900, Mike Adams <abrigon@...> wrote:
> >The difference between Skip and Ship, was one was Nordic and the other > >AS.. Skip the root for Skipper, namely one who controls a Skip/Skiff. > >Another form if I remember?
> Yep. If only _skipper_ wasn't borrowed from (/influenced by) Dutch.
The total pattern: "Ship" is the native English word "Skip" is not now used in English in the relevant sense "Skipper" is a Dutch borrowing "Skiff" came from French or Italian, but is ultimately of Germanic origin. -- Schlingt dreifach einen Kreis um dies! || John Cowan <jcowan@...> Schliesst euer Aug vor heiliger Schau, || Denn er genoss vom Honig-Tau, || Und trank die Milch vom Paradies. -- Coleridge (tr. Politzer)