- Schoun (northern and eastern dialects)
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).
Schong m (plural Schong)