Re: CHAT: Strawberry (was Re: Lexical Relatedness Morphology (wa Re: [Conlangs-Conf] Conference Overview))
|From:||Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, May 9, 2006, 13:38|
Quoting Roger Mills <rfmilly@...>:
> David Peterson wrote:
> I think it'd be hilarious if the
> > first guy to grow them was named Harold Straw, and he sought
> > to brand his berries...
> As is the case with Messrs. Boysen and Logan, IIRC.
> Curiously, strawberries are "earth berries" in Germ. and Du-- Erdbeere and
> aardbei, resp.
The Swedish is _jordgubbe_; _jord_ is the cognate of "earth", _Erde_, etc, and
_gubbe_ means "old man".