The Broncks', the borough of my childhood, fades away

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Wed Dec 5 19:56:03 UTC 2007

At 1:08 PM -0500 12/5/07, Paul Johnston wrote:
>The Dutch word is "bouwerij", but isn't this related, instead, to the
>Germanic root, to build, to settle (as well as the word for
>farmer=settler, Dutch boer/German Bauer), Germanic buw-.  Dutch has
>bouwen, to build, and gebouw, building, structure.
>Bovine is a Latin loan, and its Germanic cognates  are cow/koe/Kuh
>and so on < IE gwou-.
or, for greater linguistic relevance, _boustrophedon_, from the Greek


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