Gates of Edinburgh

Pia

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Hi all you linguists

Of course there is a connection

Scotland and Norway was of course owned by DENMARK many years ago!!!!!!
:>)
It has something to do with extremely hairy, wild, seafarers, who wore hats
with horns!!!!!

Yours patriotically toungue in cheek

Pia

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> From: xxxxxx@xxxxxxx.xxx
> To: xxxxxxxxxx@xx.xxxxxxxxxx.xxx-xxxxxxxxx.xx
> Subject: Re: Gates of Edinburgh
> Date: 11 June 1999 23:17
>
> On Fri, 11 Jun 1999, Anselm Lingnau wrote:
> > Also, `Gang the same gate'. I believe the word comes
> >from the Norwegian/Swedish/... for `street'.
>
> Yes, gate in Norwegian, gata in Swedish. Also in Norwegian same is (the
same as) same,
> and in one of the Norwegian languages, Nynorsk, gange is to walk. So,
*Gang den same
> gate" equals "Walk the same street". Not that I KNOW there is any such
strong
> connection, but it is fun to speculate...
> Cheers, Carol Johnson, daughter of Norwegian immigrants to U.S.
>
>
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