From: Piotr Gasiorowski
> I do not denny it Piotr. It can be an posible Germaniy *do:nawj couldAh, and where did the /o/ come from?
> give a regular Slavic "dunaj-". The difference is that we have a
> regular "on" which gives "un" in Romanian and none dennyes it.
> I don't know if the conntact between Germans and Slavs took placeThere were innumerable Germanic-speakers all along and around the course
> somewhere around Dounau ( in fact I doubt about and I doubt some German
> migrating tribs storied to some Slavs about an fluvium back in their
> land which is called that way).
> More probable seems the slavs got the form with "un" directly fromToo many formal problems with all these strange reshapings. Anyway, as
> Romanians. Against my supposition should be the question "why not the
> whole name "Dunãre" ? And here is a weak point. I am not sure in how
> far an "dunari" > dunar^i > dunai will matches here but is is a
> posibility since the Rom. linguists suppoded for Rom. name a kind of
> Apparently this will explain the Slavic word without the need of someCheck the meaning of "ominous" in a dictionary, Alex.
> ominous germanic stories.