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