Re: Arminius/Hermann

From: tgpedersen
Message: 32091
Date: 2004-04-20

--- In, Piotr Gasiorowski
<piotr.gasiorowski@...> wrote:
> 19-04-2004 10:32, tgpedersen wrote:
> > The word "exotic" does not appear in any of the versions of Occam
> > I've seen. You're just restating the your faith in your way of
> > seeing it.
> By "exotic" I mean extra-Germanic. Since *sigiz- (Sigi(s)-, Seges-)
is a
> Germanic element and it often occurs in traditional Germanic
> names, any name of a person from a Germanic tribe in which *sigiz-
> be identified should be considered Germanic unless demonstrated to
> something else. That's consistent with the methodological principle
> parsimony.

The question under discussion was whether the Cherusci were Germanic.
You're assuming what you set out to prove. Or perhaps this is the
principle of Occam var. Ga,siorowski: Libri non sunt legendi praeter