Appendix talk:Proto-Slavic/kury

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Is it certain Lower Sorbian hura is from Slavic, and that it isn't a Germanic loanword? (Cf. Eng. whore, Gm. Hure, Sw. hora.) Wakuran 02:38, 29 January 2010 (UTC)

Native Slavic per Vasmer & Trubačev --Ivan Štambuk 05:12, 29 January 2010 (UTC)
Hmm, are they quite explicit about that? It seems very unlikely, for several reasons:
  1. k > h is irregular and the v/w is missing;
  2. Upper Sorbian kurwa exists;
  3. Sorbian has had extensive contact with German, and the derivation fits perfectly.
I see no reason to suspect anything other than a German derivation. – Krun 16:53, 29 January 2010 (UTC)
I agree with Krun. The uſer hight Bogorm converſation 19:13, 29 January 2010 (UTC)
It seems probable, yes, but we'd need a good source for that. Wakuran 01:16, 31 January 2010 (UTC)