Re: [tied] kuningas <-> knyaz

From: Sergejus Tarasovas
Message: 8159
Date: 2001-07-29

--- In cybalist@..., "Piotr Gasiorowski" <gpiotr@...> wrote:
> Germanic *kuning-az was borrowed into Proto-Slavic as *kUnIng-U (and into East Baltic as *kunig-as, with the second nasal lost through dissimilation) ...

Please refer to my posting earlier on this thread:
1. Baltic, not East Baltic, cf. the Prussian form from Enchiridion.
2. Nowadays most of the aucto:re:s agree on the Middle High German borrowing, the old-fashioned dissimilational explanation is unlikely. *-ing- is a very productive quality-denoting suffix in, eg, Lithuanian, which has tons of words of the ...Vn-ing- structure. No dissimilation is registered, though.