From: george knysh
> Here's the deal: there wasn't any 'local aristocracy' in PrzeworskHow come they left no specific trace then?
> to influence.
> GK: There are top dogs in the simplest villages. There are
> leaders in the most primitive warbands.
> > > The Bastarnians had chieftains with Germanic names in the earlyA lot of historians, archaeologists, and linguists have called those three names Germanic?
> > > 2nd c. BCE,
> > http://tinyurl. com/yl7kc6j
> > I have proposed to explain the Bastarnian names Clonix
> GK: No such thing. Cf. Piotr's correction.
> > and Clondicus on the basis of a Grimm-shifted root that would
> > exist in Germanic otherwise only as a loan from a substrate
> > language of people connected with amber-mining. On the basis of
> > that Bastarnian seems to have been para-Germanic. We reached that
> > conclusion years ago. What do you think you achieve with a
> > behavior like that?
> > http://tech. groups.yahoo. com/group/ cybalist/ message/64761
> > My "behaviour" consists in restating my view that these names
> > were Germanic, and that the Germanic linguistic identity existed
> > long before the time of Caesar.
> Exactly. That's your idea of proof. George has said so and by that
> speech act, if necessary, repeating it, it becomes truth.
> GK: With the importasnt proviso that "George" stands for a lot
> of historians, archaeologists, and linguists, whereas Torsten
> stands for himself+ Snorri Sturluson (:=))).