Re: Adjectives and ordinal numbers
|From:||John Cowan <jcowan@...>|
|Date:||Friday, February 28, 2003, 19:07|
Jonathan Knibb scripsit:
> Perhaps one of the Swedish speakers would like to comment on Sw. "foersta,
> *andra*, tredje" in this context? It must surely be cognate with the German
> "andere" = other (and maybe even "alter" as well??)? Did "andra"
> re-displace a "second" cognate, or was it simply never displaced itself?
Surely the latter. Eng. "other" lost its nasal, as often happened in English
and Frisian: us/uns, goos(e)/gans, etc.
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