Re: [tied]

From: Dennis Poulter
Message: 3446
Date: 2000-08-29

I remember seeing in Rick McCallister's postulated Germanic substrate page
(which I don't seem to be able to access anymore) that Dane could be related
to English dene, for which he could supply no etymology. May I suggest
Semitic /dny/ "low". I only hazard this since Rick McCallister offers some
Semitic etymologies in his web page, although I have no idea how and when
Semitic loans could have been incorporated into Germanic.

Also, could the Jutes have any connection with Goths? I only ask this on the
basis of the modern Swedish pronunciation of Goteborg, usually rendered
Gothenburg in English.


----- Original Message -----
From: John Croft <jdcroft@...>
To: <>
Sent: Tuesday, 29 August, 2000 7:32 AM
Subject: Re: [tied]

> --- In, "Piotr Gasiorowski" <gpiotr@...> wrote:
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: Yves Deroubaix
> > To: cybalist@...
> > Sent: Monday, August 28, 2000 8:22 PM
> > Subject: [tied]
> >
> >
> > I don't know the origin of Germanic *dani-. In case you wonder, it
> can't be connected with IE *da:nu-, since that would have changed
> into Germanic *to:nu-.
> Danemark, was originally only an outpost of Danish settlement, the
> centre of which was in Southern Sweeden. As the Swedes expanded,
> though Denmark finished as being the total territory of the Danes,
> replacing the Jutes, who earlier replaced the Teutones and Cymri
> already spoken of.