KOHËRA (Time, Hour)

Albanian is a more than 90% compiled language, cooked of Latin, Greek and Serbian with a very small number of its original (inherited) Caucasian words. Just compare Albanian /borë/ (snow) and Latvian / birt/ (snow, rain, come down) and you will be able to understand that both words (Albanian and Latvian) are strongly related to the Serbian noun oborina (precipitation) and verb oboriti (bring down, topple).

Now, let us analyze the Albanian word rënje; rënie (fall). Where this word is coming from? Is it related to English rain? Of course, it is… but indirectly over Albanian me re (cloudy, overcast). Finally, compare the fallowing Serbian words: mokro (wet), mo-k-renje (wetting; Latin mador wetness, moisture), mo-re (sea; Latin mare sea, marine) and reka (river; Latin rigo, rigare to lead or conduct water, to wet).

As we can see, a great number of Albanian words are modified by aphaeresis of Latin, Greek or Serbian/Slavic words: Alb. re (cloud; from Serbian obo-rina precipitation; cf. Alb. vranët cloudy, borë snow; Alb. lumë from Latin f-lume-n river; Serb. p-lima tide; Alb. shi rain from Serbian ki-sha rain, ki-shi it rains, ki-shu-rina torrential rain Alb. lagët (wet); from Serbian vlaga (moisture); cf. Alb. vlagët (wet) Alb. liqen (lake); from Greek pelagos; (Albanian pellg "lake, pond" confirms such an assumption).

In the end let us also mention one another way in which Albanian words were born. The Albanian word KOHË seems to be an inherited Albanian word, but if we take Albanian words HERË (time), ORË (our) in a serious consideration we will also find the Albanian noun KOHËRA (time) which clearly shows that the word herë (time; from Latin hora "hour, time") was first ko- prefixed and afterwards the ending syllable -ra has been removed (apocoped) and the "brand-new" Albanian word KOHË (time) has been coined (cf. Ishin kohëra lufte në Shqipëri/those were the times of robbery in Albania; cf. Alb. një-herë once, once upon the time).

The above few examples are enough to understand that any possible "stories" about so-called Illyrian language and its alleged Albanian descendant belong to the field of charlatan's taradiddles or mental-disordered confabulations.

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One Comment on “KOHËRA (Time, Hour)”

  1. anonymous Says:

    Anonymous writes:You over simplify everything to suit your preconceptiones. So albanian are not allowd to have an IE language and IE radicals just because you hate them so much. :))All those science guys are wrong and you are wright. Borë(snow) comes from a root „to fall” as you guessed, but they also have the verb ”bie”- to fall. In my native tongue, romanian, I also have the verb „îmburda” (to topple down) and „bură”- light and dens rain with heavy mist(buracă- mist); snow icicle.This words are from northern Romania, so no relation and no contact with albanians.Truely thracian words.„Serbian obo-rina precipitation”_if I'm not mistaken [o-] is a preffix meaning „ out of”, so o-borina, not obo-rina.Albanians have „v (f in a special context)” cognate with slavic [o-].Why would albanian borrow slavic words and chop them up.It didn't happen with true slavic borrowings.HERË (times) is not latin in origin for the simple fact that by the time romans conquered the Balkans [h] was completly silent in lat.hora.It was only a literary convention, a relict from a bygone time.KOHË is cognate with slavic čas (time) and in this case, [h] was s or sh in ancient times.Just like in alb.vjehërr(father-in-law), intervocalic changed to h.Alb.shi is most definitely not from *kisha, but IE *su (prus.suge, gr.hyo- to rain)I took all this information from Vladimir Orel, a russian. :)Don't be stupid and read something that is academicaly correct. No linguist ever found anything remotely conected with the caucasian language group(georgian,avar,chechen,ingush,laz)in albanian.

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