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Re: Finnish, IE, Germanic

From:Robert B Wilson <han_solo55@...>
Date:Saturday, November 23, 2002, 19:55
On Sat, 23 Nov 2002 20:12:18 +0200 "M. Astrand" <ysimiss@...>
> Robert B Wilson <han_solo55@...> wrote:
> >IE *_math-_ 'worm'; Finnish _mato_ 'worm' > > Yes; Germanic loan. I guess the English word maggot is related...?
yep. IE *_math-_ > Germanic *_mathon_ > MidE _mathek_ > _maggot_ also related are English _mawkish_ and _moth_
> >Germanic *_jehwla_; Finnish _juhla_ 'celebration, festival, party' > > I don't know, but it sounds likely that they are connected. > If *jehwla also is the origin of Swedish jul "Christmas", that was > later > borrowed to Finnish again as joulu. :)
perhaps this word was borrowed into Germanic, as i cannot find an IE etymology for it? i wish i had a Finnish etymological dictionary...
> >I yessessë Eru ontanë Menel ar Cemen. > >I yessessë ëa Quetta ar Quetta né as Eru ar Eru né Quetta. > > I guess this must be Quenya and mean something like "In the > beginning, Eru > created the Sky and the Earth...", but why do I keep understanding > <I yessessë> > to mean "last year", I wonder...
yes it is Quenya and it means "In the beginning Eru created the Heaven and the Earth" and "In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with Eru and Eru was the Word." the association of the words _i yessessë_ with the meaning "last year" seems vaguely familiar, but i have no idea why...
> M. Astrand
Robert Wilson (aka Elentirno Perellar aka Kuvazokad) ><(((> ><(((> <)))>< ><(((> ><(((> I yessessë Eru ontanë Menel ar Cemen. I yessessë ëa Quetta ar Quetta né as Eru ar Eru né Quetta.


M. Astrand <ysimiss@...>