Re: [very OT] "Slavic"

From: Patrick Andries (
Date: Thu Sep 21 2000 - 23:45:51 EDT

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> No, in german "welsch" always means a romance language (in most
> cases french, but also italian and even romanian can fill in). Note
> also "rotwelsch".

How about Welschkorn ? Isn't it the equivalent of foreign here ? Welsch =
Indian ?
See also Welschbonen, Welsh in English, Walnut/Walnuß (nux gallica).

P. Andries

P.-S.: Välsk in Swedish is also linked to Welsch (according to Kluge's
Etymologisches Wörterbuch), but what does it mean ?

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