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Ränner en rännkut och en rant omkring?: Diskussion kring två ord för 'säl'
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies.
1992 (Swedish)In: Language - The Time Machine: Papers in honour of Bengt Odenstedt on the Occasion of his Sixtieth Birthday, Juli 21, 1992, Stockholm: Almqvist & Wiksell , 1992, 31-36 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

From the basis of two words for 'seal', rant and rännkut, this article discusses a motive of designation for denoting the semantic fiels rut and ruttish animals in Swedish dialects. The motive refers to the ruttish animals' habit of running around restlessly. The words which are associated with this motive emanate from verbs meaning 'move (swiftly)'. In the article, the productive verbs, ränna, löpa, fara and are discussed. The original meaning of the verbs, 'move (swiftly)', has probably shifted from referring tho the movement of the animals to the cause of the movement, the rut.

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Stockholm: Almqvist & Wiksell , 1992. 31-36 p.
, Acta Universitatis Umensis. Umeå Studies in the Humanities, ISSN 0345-0155 ; 107
Keyword [en]
etymology, seal terms, swedish dialects
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Specific Languages
Research subject
Scandinavian Languages
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-25374ISBN: 91-7174-683-8OAI: diva2:231549
Available from: 2009-08-14 Created: 2009-08-14 Last updated: 2009-08-27

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