Re: [tied] Re: Language - Area - Routes

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 6118
Date: 2001-02-14

A note on OlIgU:
If we start from ON Heiligr, the E Scandinavian monophthongisation of [ei] yields /he:lig-/. Presumably the Slavs adopted that as */elIg-/, dropping the initial h-, and if in they spoke an East Slavic "ozero" dialect in which the contrast *e-/*o- became neutralised in favour of o-, /olIg-/ was a natural transformation.
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From: João Simões Lopes Filho
Sent: Wednesday, February 14, 2001 3:54 PM
Subject: Re: [tied] Re: Language - Area - Routes

Gothic equivalents?


Oleg (OlIgU) = Got *Hailigs (ON Heiligr) or *Hailiga (ON Helgi)