Re: Warrior Class
- So, where does Knight and Knecht come from? Can you trace those
sources and backwords construct it using Proto-Germanic and predicting
what the change would have been, if the Goths followed the same
etymological patterns....etc.? Does Icelandic use a "knight" cognate
or another word/compound word altogether?
Granted, there's no way of assuming that had the Goths survived to
establish feudalism; they would have used a word that remotely related
to "Knight," but hypothetically speaking...
After all, it really depends on how much the person asking really wants
to honour chronology. If it were up to me Gothic would be
reconstructed in its entirety and there'd be neologisms for SUVs and
- --- In email@example.com, "llama_nom" <600cell@...> wrote:
> Are you familiar with the cartoon Ren and Stimpy? This reminds me
> the episode of that where they're space-travellers and Stimpy isis
> granted a wish, so he wishes they could go to "a place where there
> no sadness and the sun always shines"--which the wish-grantingentity
> promptly fulfills by sending them hurtling into the heart of thesun!
That was Huitzilopochtli, for sure!
> Now, the real challenge will be translating the hymn to the 400Awi auje wai waje...
> Rabbits, tôtôchtin, of Drunkanness, which begins:
> Yyaha, yya yya, yya ayya, ayya ouiya, ayya yya, ayya yya, yyauiyya,
> ayya ayya, yya ayya, yya yya yye.
> "Wai! Wai! etc."