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Re: new Klingon spelling

From:Ph. D. <phild@...>
Date:Wednesday, January 7, 2004, 23:55
John Cowan wrote:
> Andreas Johansson scripsit: > > > _German-_ meanng "relatives"? Do you have any more info on that? > > Plain Latin: a better reading would be "the siblings". It's possible that > the Latin word Germanus 'a German' has nothing to do with the ordinary > adj. germanus 'of a brother/sister, real, genuine', but surely that's the > null hypothesis. We also have OIr gair 'neighbor', which would suggest > "neighbors [of the Celts]" as a reading.
Related English word: "germane," meaning "on topic" from Middle English "germain" = closely related, from Latin "germanus."