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  •  Cognate words (2+ / 0-)
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    RiveroftheWest, shortfinals

    I had not thought before of a relation between Scandinavian words for street and the English word gate.
    Here is an example of a shifted meaning. German and English have plenty of related words with somewhat different meanings. It is generally easier for anglophones to rely on cognates in the Scandinavian languages than in German.

    Censorship is rogue government.

    by scott5js on Sun Mar 03, 2013 at 09:56:00 AM PST

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    •  I am one of the last generation of Derbyshire ... (0+ / 0-)

      ....dialect speakers. We all have the accent (some stronger than others), but there is a genuine dialect. Most locals agree that it is most prevalent in a diamond shaped area, about 20 miles by 12 miles between the River Derwent and the River Amber.

      Many settlements have Norse/Danish placename/roots, e.g. 'Denby' = village of the Danes'. The dialect is littered with Scandinavian roots, e.g. if you have knots in your hair, these are refered to as 'lugs'; the Norwegian and Swedish for 'forelock' = 'lugga'

      'Per Ardua Ad Astra'

      by shortfinals on Sun Mar 03, 2013 at 02:10:15 PM PST

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