Schong

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Luxembourgish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • Schoun (northern and eastern dialects)

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German scuoh, from Proto-Germanic *skōhaz. The modern form Schong goes back to an earlier plural *schuon, which is in line with Dutch schoen, Limburgish sjoon, Ripuarian Schohn, and dialectal Luxembourgish Schoun. From this, new inflected and plural forms (*schuones, *schuone, etc.) were construed that regularly underwent the velarisation into schong-. Ultimately this stem was adopted as a new basic form. Compare the more original situation with two stems in Steen (plural Steng).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Schong m (plural Schong)

  1. shoe