From: Brian M. Scott
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Brian M. Scott"According to Noreen there's a complicated interaction of
> <BMScott@...> wrote:
>> At 11:32:13 AM on Thursday, March 20, 2008, tgpedersen
>>> Other possible cognates:
>>> Germanic *xanso:- "community of people" (in whichever
>>> BTW Finnish kansa "people" is cognate to the Estonian
>>> suffix -ga of the recent comitative ("with") case, cf.
>>> ON hos prep. "at, chez".
>> What ON <hos>? The O(W)N preposition is <hjá>, from *hi:wa-
>> 'household, family', PIE *k^ei-wo-; OSw has <ho:s>. If I
>> understand him correctly, Noreen derives it from *xanso:,
>> presumably with u-umlaut from the dative/locative, something
>> like *xansu > *hOns > ho:s,
> U-umlaut would give /ø/, eg ørn "eagle", øl "beer", so no.