From: george knysh
> george knysh wrote:*****GK: The Old Slavic "g" historically softened into
> > GK: That is true. Though most do bear
> > names. (Historical curiosity): the Register of the
> > Ukrainian Kozak nobility of 1649 indicates that
> > approximately 10% of these warriors were of
> > descent. And everybody knows the tremendous
> > contribution to Ukrainian culture made by
> > Petro Mohyla (Moghila). One of the best
> > Ukrainian universities in Kyiv is named after
> > him.
> >> George
> a propos "mohyla". he word is in literary Romanian
> "movil�" = 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"?