ārre & wījtē

aarre

ārre

wiijtee

wījtē

Sentence 10 of the LCC4 relay text:

wā pa riēn ancē ja serle ien jasōra wījtē ja la lewēra lā;

The subordinate clause ja serle ien jasōra wÄ«jtÄ“ ja la lewÄ“ra lā is “you say to me the three words that are my name!”

wÄ«jtÄ“ is the main word for three, and is derived from wÄ«j “half” and tÄ“ “six”. That’s because the older word for three is ārre, which sounded a lot like ālle (“four”) and ōr (“eight/ten”). ārre still is used in poetry and deliberately archaic speech.