Gothic þau, English the

Reply Tue 7 Jan, 2020 06:43 pm
I'm a native Russian speaker and I couldn't select an appropriate Russian translation for a German word "doch" for a long time. When one say "nein" and the other say "doch".

I chose "definitely" translation.

Then I found out, that German "doch" and Gothic "þauh" are cognates.
Then I checked my "definitely" translation for Gothic. In my opinion, my variant is appropriate for Gothic also.
Then I found out, that Gothic þauh = þau + uh.
Then I checked my "definitely" translation for Gothic þau. In my opinion, my variant is appropriate for Gothic þau also.
Then I thought of an English definitive article "the" and Gothic "þau".

Could they be cognate?


Mother: You will go to bed at nine o'clock
Son: nein (no)
Mother: doch (definitely)

Mother has already defined that time in advance and it is beyond doubt.
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bobsal u1553115
Reply Wed 8 Jan, 2020 05:06 pm
More accurately doch means but.
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