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Hi!

Benct Philip Jonsson <[log in to unmask]> writes:
> Henrik Theiling skrev:
>
> > I like 'dju' -- this kind of accent shift happens in
> > Ţrjótrunn, too. In fact 'djú' is the accusative of
> > 'dyr' in that language.
>
> I take it you mean _dýr_, and is that actually DEUS? :-)

It is 'dyr' /tI:r/, but indeed from 'deus', yes. :-)

Something like:

   deus > *deuz > *djuz > *djuR > **djyR > *dyR > dyr

It has irregular inflection (one of the most irregular ones so far, I
think):

sg.nom. dyr         < deus
   acc. djú         < deum
   dat. djó         < deo:
   gen. dí          < dei:
pl.nom. dí          < dei/dii
   acc. djćr        < deos
   dat. dír         < deis/diis
   gen. djór        < deorum

**Henrik