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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". Andreas