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introduction Middelsprake: forsta

From:tomhchappell <tomhchappell@...>
Date:Wednesday, June 29, 2005, 0:31
Hello, everyone; thanks for writing.
--- In, Wesley Parish <wes.parish@P...> wrote:
> On Tue, 28 Jun 2005 01:02, Ingmar Roerdinkholder wrote: > > [snip] > > The forms of some words - "forsta" is perhaps the best example,
though I could
> understand it meant "understand" from the context - I just don't
> its root or stem - whichever word is more appropriate here. > > I found myself reacting to it as to a cross between Old English and
Old Norse,
> the two Germanic languages I'm most familiar with. I felt it was
like Old
> English may have turned out like, if we hadn't had the Norman
> > [snip]
I took "forsta" to be a version of German "verstehe". Obviously, I was also much-helped by the context, as another contributor remarked. ----- Tom H.C. in MI