Re: Baltic *gud3-

From: markodegard@...
Message: 8060
Date: 2001-07-23

> 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

Could you clarify this?

Certainly, 'Goths' (i.e., East-Germanic-speaking people) were part of
(Iberian) Spanish history. Quite a few very snobby Spanish families
think of themselves as of Gothic descent.

Just speculating: 'Goth' could be a word applied by lower-class
Spanish-speakers to snobby upper-class Spanish-speakers, parallel to
of 'WASP' (= White Anglo-Saxon-Protestant) or 'Brahmin' as applied to
the very white, very protestant, very old-family/old-money upper crust
of Boston, Mass.