Re: Language - Area - Routes

From: Sergejus Tarasovas
Message: 6121
Date: 2001-02-14

--- In cybalist@..., Miguel Carrasquer Vidal <mcv@...> wrote:
> On Wed, 14 Feb 2001 16:45:54 -0000, "Sergejus Tarasovas"
> <S.Tarasovas@...> wrote:
> >*Iggvars fits pefectly as well. I'm not sure about E Scandinavian
> >form, but if it cointains -n- (something like Ingv-) it should be
> >banned immediately - it had to yield Old Russian **E,gorI, Russ.
> >**JagorI - nonexistent forms.
> But in Gothic orthography, <gg> almost always stands for velar /N/ or
> /Ng/.
> Except that the exact pronunciation of the combination <ggw>, *iff*
> the result of Versch"arfung of *w(w), is controversial: /Ngw/ or
> /ggw/?

Constantine Porphyrogenetes' (Medieval Greek) form is ''Iggo:r (with unexpectedly long o) wich probably supports [Ng] pronunciation (but I'm not sure whether he had an orthographical device to render [gg]).

As for InUgvarI:InUgvarU (reflexes the pronounciation which is much more natural considering Slavic phonotactics) , I should correct myself - the Old Russian spelling is just that, not **IngUvarI. I cited from memory and didn't even analyze what I wrote - sorry.