Whats the difference between Wald and Urwald?
Wald - Forest, Urwald - Jungle
Like Grossmutter and Urgrossmutter? So taken literally, what would Urwald mean? Great/old/proto- forest? All of the above?
Ur... = original, primitive, ancient, archetypal, primal
According to LEO, "Urwald" means "jungle" or something similar.
If you mean Wood like forest in English you say Woods "the woods are green=the forest is green". Saying the wood is green would mean more like one log or tree not the forest in general.
Actually, in English you could say either. It's just more common for us to go with the more plural sounding 'Woods'.
The English word 'vale' probably comes from the same root as 'Wald'.
Not really, I think the word "wood" is more closely affiliated.
why cant we say the jungle is green..?
Forest - Wald
Jungle - Urwald
For me the translation says 'The wood is Green'. WHAT
This reminds me of a nice song about a forester and some guy who fell in love with his daughter.
Did anyone hear bald?
It is REALLY hard to hear the difference between 'Wald' and 'Welt'.