Aged Eli?

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Re: Aged Eli?

Post by BurgerPrince » Sat Mar 06, 2021 6:22 pm

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The Swedish verb försvinna (imperative försvinn!) was actually borrowed from German in the middle ages.

The pronunciation still is sufficiently similar that a speaker of one of the languages would easily understand it if uttered in the other one.
Another interesting cognate is Gewehr and gevär (rifle).
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Re: Aged Eli?

Post by metoo » Sat Mar 06, 2021 9:02 pm

But from the beginning Eli was just Eli. Nothing. Anything. And he is still a mystery to me. John Ajvide Lindqvist

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Re: Aged Eli?

Post by AntoNorbert » Sat Mar 20, 2021 6:46 pm

Another interesting example (because of the film and novella) is "gräns" and "Grenze".

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Re: Aged Eli?

Post by dongregg » Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:53 pm

Good to meet you, AntorNorbert!
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