301Re: Go on with Taliska ;)
- May 5, 2004Bill Welden wrote:
> _skirdi-_ . . . could be easily derived fromThis analysis agrees with Christopher Tolkien's comment on
> the IE root *_sker_ "cut" seen in Germanic words such as
> _shear_, _score_ and _shard_. This same root provided the
> primary Latin word for "write": _scribere_.
> I cannot do so well with _-taila_, but perhaps it is related to
> Germanic _talja_ 're(count)' and _skirditaila_ means 'tally of runes'.
the word, except that he thinks _-taila_ = 'count' is obvious, and
_skirdi_ = 'cut' less certain.
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