From: george knysh
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, george knysh*****GK: I'm not a linguist, so I could obviously be
> <gknysh@...> wrote:
> [Alex]> > You made this statment in a previous mail.
> I asked
> > > which is the germanic
> > > Root for Moldau ( Actualy the name of the River
> > > which cross Prag) for
> > > keeping it for germanic?
> > *****GK: The river in question is the Molda (in
> > Carpathians), supposedly a Germanic hydronym.****
> [Alex]> I cannot see anything in
> > > germanic which I kann
> > > corelate with Mold- this is why I am indeed very
> > > curious about the root.
> There may be a Molda in the Carpathians, but it's
> too obscure to
> show up in my atlas. The well-known river is the
> Moldau = Vltava,
> which, as Alex said, flows through Prague (there's
> probably some way
> to put a few bars of Smetana in the background)and
> is the type
> locality for moldavites in my business.
> I don't know if the Slavic or the German or
> neither is the
> original name. Nor do I know if the name of Moldavia
> has any
> etymological relation at all. Can you tell us more,