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.
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