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Darwin-L Message Log 5:200 (January 1994)

Academic Discussion on the History and Theory of the Historical Sciences

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<5:200>From PICARD@Vax2.Concordia.CA  Fri Jan 28 12:48:10 1994

Date: Fri, 28 Jan 1994 13:50:28 -0500 (EST)
From: MARC PICARD <PICARD@Vax2.Concordia.CA>
Subject: Re: question
To: darwin-l@ukanaix.cc.ukans.edu

	Morty Kessel asked the following question:

Can a linguist out there explain the congruence of :
who, what, where, when, why and (w)how :-)

All these forms are ultimately derived from the Indo-European root *kwo-,
a stem of relative and interrogative pronouns. In Latin and Romance, the
corresponding forms generally begin in QU-, e.g. Latin QUID, QUOD, French
QUI, QUE, QUOI, QUAND, etc.

Marc Picard

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