Re: Baltic *gud3-

From: Sergejus Tarasovas
Message: 8058
Date: 2001-07-23

--- In cybalist@..., tgpedersen@... wrote:
(considering Baltic *gud-)
> Or perhaps "speaking like a Goth"? In South America the Spanish are
> known as "Godos", so it can obviously be used in a derogatory sense.
> Torsten

My idea was that gud- at least in Lith. gu`das '1. a Belarusian; 2.
foreigner' continues the ethnonym of Goths, obviously adopted by the
Balts (and Proto-Slavs ?) before the Great Consonantal Shift (so
reflexed as *d, not *t in Baltic).
As for Lith. gudu'oti, the idea of it's onomatopoeic origin seemes
quite attractive, but I'm not sure it's related to gu`das.

As for the Spanish in South America, could you qualify _who_ calls
them so? The locals of mixed (Spanish-native-...) origin? I no close
to nothing about locals/Spaniards relationship in South America. Does
it mean the social status of the Spanish at one time became lower
than the one of the locals?