Etymology of “earth” and “great groups of words”

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Etymology of “earth” and “great groups of words”

Postby qdinar » Wed Aug 26, 2009 12:06 pm

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let me introduce my that blog written with english language, probably not perfect english, and my notebook published in graphic format, written mostly in tatar (my native language), but there are many understandable notes about related, similar words in different languages, there is this page to browse its pages (pages unavailable).

there is also other post about etymology in my blog now, "several words that are similar in english and tatar languages", written from words from that notebook.

i think "great groups of words" is quite discovery for people, so i promote that post.
let i paste some text from that post about "great groups of words" here:
... also that “yir” word is in a great group of words with meanings like strew, comb, spread, open and derived from them and pronunciations like tar, sar, taz, saz, nar, yar, naz, yaz, tes, res etc. For example may be english words say, sail, sale, sand are in this group. Some of these words i have collected in my notebook ...
Words with meaning “red” could be derived from words meaning “earth” as color of earth. Among them also tatar “saro”, english “yellow”, russian “zeltiy” which mean “yellow”; and english “gray” and tatar “soro” and russian “seriy” which mean “grey”; and russian “korichneviy” which means “brown”; and english “red” and tatar “qizil” and russian “krasniy” which mean “red”. By the way words meaning “green” are also in that group of words but they are as color of grass and words meaning grass are in that group together with words meaning hair etc like them because they are something that spread their branches. (Hair is “chach” in tatar, grass is “chiram” in tatar and “trava” in russian, green is “zeleniy” in russian and “yashil” in tatar.)

By the way this group of word are together because all they have sound of t-r-d-z-s-y-n-l group of sounds as first and last-third consonant and some almost any vowel as second-middle vowel.

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Postby Slava » Mon Apr 05, 2010 9:37 pm

It appears this site never got off the ground. The links are dead, so don't waste your time, as I just did.

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Postby Audiendus » Mon Sep 13, 2010 8:26 pm

Out of interest, I tried the links and found they are currently live. They are rather abstruse, however, so I wouldn't advise any non-specialist to spend much time on them.

They remind me of a frequent poster on the old YourDictionary site who used to make hugely erudite and detailed posts about obscure languages. I am all in favour of serious linguistic discussion on this forum, but I think one can overdo things... :roll:

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