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Re: ,Language' in language name?

From:Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>
Date:Thursday, December 13, 2001, 8:10
En réponse à Padraic Brown <agricola@...>:

> > Actually, that _is_ Brithenig. Yscreus is the Kerno form, being > a sigmatic perfect: < iscref(i)set >
Oups! Sorry. I thought that it was Kerno because that's your language. And from what I remembered from your booklet it looks like a possible Kerno form.
> I'm guessing that Brithenig and Kerno "am" are cognate; in B it > means "about", "around"; in K it means "surrounding", "around". > The K etymology is reasonably Celtic, though I'm not sure about > the B etymology. >
Looks like the same word with a diverging meaning (like an example I find really nice: in German dürfen means "to be allowed to", but its Dutch cognate durven means "to dare", and it's mogen which means "to be allowed to", its cogante in German mögen meaning "to have the moral obligation to" IIRC). So maybe the same origin in both languages. Christophe. Take your life as a movie: do not let anybody else play the leading role.