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Alemannic GermanEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German hunt, from Old High German hunt, from Proto-Germanic *hundaz. Cognate with German Hund, Dutch hond, English hound, Icelandic hundur.

NounEdit

hunn m

  1. (Issime) dog

ReferencesEdit

  • “hunn” in Patuzzi, Umberto, ed., (2013) Ünsarne Börtar [Our Words], Luserna, Italy: Comitato unitario delle linguistiche storiche germaniche in Italia / Einheitskomitee der historischen deutschen Sprachinseln in Italien

LuxembourgishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old High German havēn, northern variant of habēn, from Proto-Germanic *habjaną. The modern vocalism (-u-, -ue-) implies that the shortening into a monosyllable, common throughout western High German, must have occurred rather late in Luxembourgish. (The shift -a--ue- requires an open syllable.)

The expected imperative would be *huef. The form hief is perhaps influenced by hief, imperative of hiewen (to lift), or by sief, imperative of sinn (to be), though this latter form is itself unclear.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

hunn (third-person singular present huet, preterite hat, past participle gehat, past subjunctive hätt, auxiliary verb hunn)

  1. to have

ConjugationEdit


Norwegian BokmålEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • ho (Nynorsk)

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

hunn m (definite singular hunnen, indefinite plural hunner, definite plural hunnene)

  1. (zoology) a female

AntonymsEdit

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