Re: [tied]

From: João Simões Lopes Filho
Message: 3456
Date: 2000-08-29

I think *gauta- (Geats, Gautar) is a different root of *guth-/gudh- (Goths)...
Joao SL
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From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Sent: Tuesday, August 29, 2000 4:25 AM
Subject: Re: [tied]

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Sent: Tuesday, August 29, 2000 2:51 AM
Subject: Re: [tied]

It's usually assumed that *gauta- and *gut-o:n- contain the same root. The "Geats" (Geatas = Norse Gautar) of Beowulf were a Swedish people.

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.