Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Amerysk Word of the Day: Kvinnja


English: woman
German: Frau, Weib
Esperanto: virino

Taken from the Anglo-Saxon word 'cwen' which is the source of the word 'queen', and related to the Swedish word 'kvinna'. The 'j' is pronounced like English 'Y' in 'yarn'. In Amerysk -ja is the normal feminine ending.

Ik syan æn kvinnja.
Fræja Wolf byan æn kvinnja. 
Fræ Wolf byan æn mann. 
Tha kvinnja hæbban æghta kattas. 

I see a woman.
Mrs Wolf is a woman.
Mr Wolf is a man.
The woman has eight cats.

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