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Sat Sep 5 22:26:13 PDT 2009
Old Prussian - now an extinct language.
KRÂUSÎ nom sg f Crausy E 617: Birnbaum / pear-tree
KRÂUŠÂS nom pl f Crausios E 618: Birnen / pears
An Old Prussian word that lives on in in the East Prussian
Plattdeutsch (flat-land German or Low German)
"Krusch" plus the Plattdeutsch suffix "ke" a diminutive, meaning
"little" = "kruschke", little pear.
"krusch" plus the Plattdeutsch suffix "ken" indicates plural =
The first time my cousin Georg Wohlert, born in Dortmund, encountered
the word was when visiting his Auntie in Tarau/Tharau, East Prussia
were his parents were from. Auntie asked him if he wanted a "kruschke"
and he thought she asked if he wanted a "kruste", a bread crust. He
answered no, while his sister was given a juicy pear. He learned Platt
. . . Otto
" The Zen moment..." wk. of January 04, 2009-
"The future. . . . always catches up."
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