Re: A word idea
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Fredrik" <gadrauhts@...> wrote:
> --- In email@example.com, "ualarauans" <ualarauans@...>
> >I guess so. At least it seems to have been used in pet names
> I'm not sure
> > if the OE ending = Go. ik-/-uk- as a diminutive suffix.
> is this suffix a diminutive suffix?
alongside with il- which is surely diminutive, cf. *Hildiko F. in
Getica, also *Gibika M. (atta Gunþiharjis, Geislaharjis jah
Gudameris, kindine Baurgundjos, þaiei afar imma haihaitun jah
Gibikuggos), ON Bjarki = Go. *Bairika M. "little bear". There must
be more examples probably...
> What I would argue with aOr it could be cognate to Latin icus and Greek ikos? I don't know,
> > little more assuredness is that Slavik úk- (like in be/ilok) can
> > not be cognate to the Germanic forms, save in the case it was
> > borrowed from there. The 1st consonant shift forbids that. The
> > Germanic match is probably Go. (e)igs, -ags/-ahs; OE ig, -eg.
> I guessed so too, and I thought it couldve been a loan...maybe from