2806Re: [romconlang] Re: What would be your suggestion s for a pure French word meaning 'fraternitée'?
- Feb 2 8:33 AM--- On Sat, 2/2/13, BPJ <bpj@...> wrote:
>>> Maybe if 'frèrité' would have been composed in French times, notThat I don't know, but wouldn't be surprised if there wasn't a lòt of
>>> developed progressively from Latin, there would not have been a word
>>> descending from 'fraternus'.
>> Possibly. Or possibly not. French etymology makes wandering in king
>> Minos's labyrinth like an afternoon at Hampton Court!
> :-) I wonder if anyone has even tried to unravel the various
> layers of inherited words and loans and re-loans from other
> Romance languages, not to mention dialect mixture at least
> in term of rule-of-thumb statistics.
> Some book I read invoked (maybe correctly) dialect loans atBetter safe than sorry? ;)
> every turn.
>>> Frerity looks like a real English word.Verily!
>> It is! Or would be if we'd borrowed French frèrité! I don't think this
>> is a valid French word, though google returns a couple hits for it.
> Ain't any French, Latin or Greek word a potential English word? ;-)
Philologers used to spend a lot of time trying to find the one true
mother tongue from which all other languages descend. It used to be
Sanskrit or Hebrew or Sumerian or whatever. What they did not see and
did not look for is the one true bastard-child language which has all
other languages as its parents. And that of course is English! English
is indeed the one language that will find them, the one language that
will bring them all together and in the darkness bind them.