1692Re: quick question on 1 norse word
- Feb 1 6:38 PMThanks for this information. I was trying to find some good example
of a Norse word beginning with "y" (not the letter, but the sound of
the first letter of English "yawn"--[j] in IPA) which is cognate with
an Old English word beginning with the sound "y" ([j] in IPA). I was
thinking 'gear'/"year"/'Jahr' would be a good example, but the Norse
seems to have lost the initial consonant. Thanks, Ben.
--- In norse_course@y..., Selvarv Stigard <selvarv@r...> wrote:
> Ben wrote:
> >Could someone tell me the norse word for "year". I'm guessing it
> >should be something like [jar] (in IPA transcription), cog.
> >& German 'Jahr'.
> ár - refers to both the year, and the year's harvest (har-vest
> literally being "year-feast")
> Selvårv Stigård
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