Thursday, January 17, 2013

Amerysk Word of the Day: Bærn


English: child
German: Kind
Esperanto: infano

The word bærn means a child of either sex. It is similar to the Scottish dialect word 'bairn', which has its roots in the Anglo-Saxon word 'bearn'. In original Amerysk the word was both singular and plural, but now it takes the universal plural ending-as.

Tha kvinnja hæbban fyf bærnas. 
Æn bærn byan æn lœtt mann. 
Thæt lœtt bærn byan æn knapa. 

The woman has five children.
A child is a little human being.
That little child is a boy.

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