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Postby Slava » Sun May 15, 2011 7:15 pm

This one's come a long way from its roots:

yare - [yair or, especially for 1, 2, yahr]

–adjective, yar·er, yar·est.
1. quick; agile; lively.
2. (of a ship) quick to the helm; easily handled or maneuvered.
3. Archaic .
a. ready; prepared.
b. nimble; quick.
Also, yar ( for defs. 1, 2 ) .

before 900; Middle English; Old English gearu, gearo, equivalent to ge- y- + earu ready; cognate with Dutch gaar, German gar done, dressed (as meat)

Given the nautical pronunciation, I wonder if it has anything in common with our "yarr" of pirate talk.
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Postby MTC » Mon May 16, 2011 1:03 am

Yare means "year" in Novial, an International Auxiliary Language ("IAL") conceived by Professor Otto Jesperson as an improvement over Esperantu and other IALs.

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