Folk - Cognates in Other Germanic Language

Cognates in Other Germanic Language

Folk has a cognate in almost every other Germanic language, all deriving from Proto-Germanic *fulka, some are listed below:

  • Danish - folk
  • Dutch - volk
  • Afrikaans - volk
  • Swedish - folk
  • Frisian - folk
  • Norwegian - folk
  • Icelandic - fólk
  • Faroese - fólk
  • German - Volk
  • Scots - fowk

In all Germanic languages, the variant of "folk" means "people" or something related to the people.

Read more about this topic:  Folk

Famous quotes containing the word language:

    Because language is the carrier of ideas, it is easy to believe that it should be very little else than such a carrier.
    Louise Bogan (1897–1970)