Re: [tied] Re: Croatians and the Carpathians

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 7427
Date: 2001-05-30

Not impossible as a scenario, but another basic problem with deriving "Hrvat" or "hrvatski" from a hypothetical Slavic term for the Carpathians (borrowed from some local Germani) is that such a term (**xrvaty?) doesn't exists anywhere.
----- Original Message -----
From: tgpedersen@...
Sent: Wednesday, May 30, 2001 9:09 AM
Subject: [tied] Re: Croatians and the Carpathians

How about this:
Originally "hrvatski jazyk (jezyk, ezyk?)" 'Carpathian language'.
Then (after "Karpaty" is adopted as the Slavic name of the
mountains), a back-formation "Hrvat" 'Croat' is made from the now
opaque "hrvatski".