> > > and Kuhn argued (I forget where)
> > Grenzen vor- und frühgeschichtlicher Ortsnamentypen
> > > that the tribal name Parisii contains *par(a)- which appears in
> > > Celtic names as Ar(e)-, so it is likely an NWB name.
> > But this is preserved p-, and 'Hercynia' has *p- > h-
> Hercynia was taken over by Celts while they still had original /p/,
> and so it went to /h/ (when the Greeks first heard of them) and
> then zero. The "Belgic" Parisii entered Celtic territory and
> settled around Lutetia after original Celtic /p/ had already been
> lost, so their name was Celticized with the new /p/.
That's Kuhn's story too. One argument he doesn't mention is that by
their name, the Parisii should be living on the Oise river, not at