Interesting Words (moved from Games)

Pacifica

grammaticissima
Staff member
And French "terne" and English "tarnish"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

Pacifica

grammaticissima
Staff member
!!!
 

Issacus Divus

H₃rḗǵs h₁n̥dʰéri diwsú
From Frankish "tarnijan".
 

Pacifica

grammaticissima
Staff member
Lol.
 

Issacus Divus

H₃rḗǵs h₁n̥dʰéri diwsú

Pacifica

grammaticissima
Staff member
Yes or well, about your post anyway. It was only to be expected that you would volunteer that sort of information, so it was funny somehow.
 

Issacus Divus

H₃rḗǵs h₁n̥dʰéri diwsú
Ik sian.
 

Pacifica

grammaticissima
Staff member
Is that Frankish?
 

Issacus Divus

H₃rḗǵs h₁n̥dʰéri diwsú
Old Low Franconian, which is also Old Dutch!!!! It evolved from Frankish.
 

Pacifica

grammaticissima
Staff member
Did Dutch evolve straight from Frankish?!
 

Issacus Divus

H₃rḗǵs h₁n̥dʰéri diwsú
Yes‽
 

Pacifica

grammaticissima
Staff member
I didn't know that. I thought, for some reason, that Frankish had just gone extinct.
 

Issacus Divus

H₃rḗǵs h₁n̥dʰéri diwsú
Probably because it was idiotically renamed. But ahal and alas.
 

Issacus Divus

H₃rḗǵs h₁n̥dʰéri diwsú
The Proto-Slavic *dъždžь, "thunderstorm", [Ru. дождь, Pol. deszcz], literally "bad day", from PIE *dus-dyu, bad-day. Sanskrit also has दुर्दिन, durdina, “rain, shower”, and Ancient Greek has an positive pairing εὐδία, eudía, “fair weather”.
 

Clemens

Member
Etiam ego possum, modo scilicet has voces in litteris tuis offendi. :D
Glad I could be of service. The reason I remember écueil is I was taking a course and one of the other students asked (breaking into English), "So does it mean reef or rock?" and the professor responded, "It means écueil." It was a linguistic breakthrough for me—I don't know if the student asking the question found it as meaningful.
 

Pacifica

grammaticissima
Staff member
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