Re: [tied] Re: Pseudo-cognates

From: Jan van Steenbergen
Message: 15535
Date: 2002-09-17

--- Ainintz Loinaz Sagastibeltza wrote:

> Basque: ELKAR --- Nederlands-Dutch: ELKAAR
> Both of them meaning 'each other' (Basque one is the'accusative'
> form, others being 'elkarren', 'elkarri', 'elkarrekin',...)
> As for Dutch ELKAAR, I suppose the first element to be ELK 'each'.

Elkaar is a shorter form of "elk-ander", meaning exactly the same as "each
In some dialects, notably Westfries, this happens with the proper word "ander"
as well: "aar".


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