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Re: Regarding puns...

From:Carsten Becker <carbeck@...>
Date:Monday, April 28, 2008, 5:36
Matahaniya ang Lars Finsen <lars.finsen@...>:

> Later, they carried it one step further and invented the > noun "gylle" for the stinky stuff they were spreading,
German _Gülle_ /'gYl@/. 'Golden' is unsurprisingly _golden_, though _gülden_ exists, too, but that is dated. Regards Carsten NB: Not completely relevant to this question, but I looked it up nevertheless: Kluge (2005) says _Gülle_ meant just "puddle" in MHG, cognate to Sw. _göl_; it shifted to its current meaning only way later. _Gold_ on the other hand is from PGerm. *gulþa- < PIE *ġʰḷto- (also the source of _gelb_ and _grün_). Cognates to that are Dutch _goud_, Engl. _gold_, Sw. _guld_, Isl. _gull_, and considering ablaut also ChSlv. _zlato_, Latv. _zelts_. -- Tenena, Tayamang 20, 2317 ya 24:00:01 pd Monday, April 28, 2008 at 07:16:37 am