Re: [tied] Re: Ukrainian words from Carpathians

From: george knysh
Message: 22030
Date: 2003-05-17

--- alex_tiscali_dsl <alxmoeller@...> wrote:
> george knysh wrote:
> >
> > GK: That is true. Though most do bear
> Romanian
> > names. (Historical curiosity): the Register of the
> > Ukrainian Kozak nobility of 1649 indicates that
> > approximately 10% of these warriors were of
> Moldavian
> > descent. And everybody knows the tremendous
> > contribution to Ukrainian culture made by
> Metropolitan
> > Petro Mohyla (Moghila). One of the best
> contemporary
> > Ukrainian universities in Kyiv is named after
> > him.
> >>
> >> George
>
>
> a propos "mohyla". he word is in literary Romanian
> "movil´┐Ż" = mound,
> knoll, hillock
> The word is supposed to be of SLavic origin cf. DEX,
> the slavic word
> should be "mogyla".
> I wonder you said "mohyla". Is this "h" from "hy" an
> "h" or kind of "g"?

*****GK: The Old Slavic "g" historically softened into
an "h" in Ukrainian, Czech, and various other Slavic
speeches (e.g. the South Russian dialect)******




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