Re: Albanian Toponyms -> showing...

From: g
Message: 37667
Date: 2005-05-06

From: "pielewe" <wrvermeer@...>
Date: Fri May 6, 2005 6:34 am
>I feel that that is a very minor problem compared with all the
>problems the scenario solves, or at least addresses properly. Note
>that it is not really true that Romanian has a native name, it has a
>native variety or extention of a name that is present in all
>surrounding Slavic languages.

The so-called native name is *Donaris. But this is a mere
hypothesis, a reconstruction, made by linguists in order to
explain the Romanian name Dunäre, i.e. Duna + the Romanian
suffix -re. For those pre-ethnogenetical times, the name was
Istros and Danubius. Period.