kwrandolph at gmail.com
Thu Feb 10 21:33:40 EST 2011
On Thu, Feb 10, 2011 at 4:56 PM, Isaac Fried <if at math.bu.edu> wrote:
> Is there something wrong with this "ultimate etymology game"? Is not NCL of
> the same basic meaning as NZL, NTL, N$L?
> Isaac Fried, Boston University
> NZL to drip, seep, from the concept of making wet by mists and streams,
used of water that coalesces then runs (drips) down the side of objects
(grass, face, mountain)
N+L (there is no NTL) to weigh
NCL to take away (from somebody or something), often in order to protect
N$L to cast off, away (as in throwing away)
No common meaning found here, therefore no sign of these being from a common
root. Etymological test failed.
Karl W. Randolph.
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