1693[norse_course] Re: quick question on 1 norse word
- Feb 2, 2002Bwn wrote:
>Thanks for this information. I was trying to find some good exampleoh, in that case:
>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.
játa - yes
jóð - youth
Jól - Yule
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