> > BTW it puzzles me that some people accept the interpretation of
> > Thuringia as derived from *Thor-ing-, since Thor is North
> > the West Germanic being *Thonar-?assume
> The primitive WGmc. form is *þun(a)r-a- (see OE þunor, þunres with
> non-lowered *u). If Thuring- is to be derived from that, one may
> *þunr-ing- > þuring- via dissimilatory simplification. Too manynasals: cf.
> *ximina- > *himil-, *hibin- > Himmel, heaven, or *kuninga- > king,König.
>Nice. I didn't know it was that easy to remove an inconvient /n/