Re: [tied] Rhotics [was: W's in Swedish, etc.]

From: Miguel Carrasquer Vidal
Message: 7714
Date: 2001-06-22

On Tue, 19 Jun 2001 10:21:21 -0000, tgpedersen@... wrote:

>I think I recall that Holland was partially resettled by Saxons
>(place names like Sassenheim)?

Sassenheim does mean "home of the Saxons", but there never was any
major influx. The Saxon areas are Groningen, Drente, Overijssel and
the Achterhoek (Gelderland). Hollands is Frankish (Low Franconian)
on a Frisian substrate.

Miguel Carrasquer Vidal