Re: [tied] Re: Albanian Toponyms -> showing that Albanians was in t

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 37664
Date: 2005-05-06

altamix wrote:

> if you will to explain the change "an" > "un" via Slavic, be my
> guest. And if you consider that someone borrows the name of a river
> but it "suffixes" it in an ununderstable way, be my guest too.
> In how far this argument (which is a fact) is minor comparative with
> your scenario ( which is a suposition) , we will see.

You may have missed one of my recent postings where the etymology of
Slavic *dunajI was discussed. I proposed Germanic *do:nawj- (borrowed
from Celtic) --> early common Slavic *daunauj- dissimilated to
*dauna:j-, whence regularly *dunaj-. Whatever the details, the
substitution of /u/ for Gmc. *o: (<-- Celtic *a:) is characteristically