Skuodian for 'language' (was: IT'S ALIVE!!!)
|From:||Pavel Iosad <pavel_iosad@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, August 31, 2002, 14:05|
> > > The Skuodian is _muova_ (really archaic) or _riet'e_
> (ideally, the t'
> > > should be a 't-haczek') or _keelo_
> > "Muova" and "riet'e" I can follow, but where does "keelo" come from?
> Looks like Finnish "kieli", Estonian "keel" to me = "language".
_Muova_ is a late borrowing from Polish, and thus quite close in meaning
to its source (_mowa_), thus signifying both a language and a parable.
The variation between _riet'e_ and _keelo_ is quite free, and usually
depends on dialect. _Riet'e_ also has the specialised meaning "dialect"
(and thus in scientific discourse _keelo_ means "[literary] language" as
opposed to "dialect"), and it also has acquired, again via Polish, the
additional meaning of "thing" (_rzecz_)
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