Re: Apollo (was Re: [tied] Nostradamus and Dumezil)

From: Miguel Carrasquer Vidal
Message: 9572
Date: 2001-09-18

On Mon, 17 Sep 2001 23:00:51 -0700, Max Dashu <maxdashu@...>

><Galician is so closely related to Portuguese that some linguists prefer to
>regard the <two as dialects of a single language -- yet Galician sounds
>more like Spanish than it <does like Portuguese.
>All right then, what makes Portuguese sound so distinctive? Is it a
>Lusitanian or other Iberian substrate, or some Punic or Moorish
>phonological influence, or is the Celtic element stronger, which the
>comparison to Galician might suggest, or did the Suevi get in there? None,
>other, or any combination of the above?

Mainly none of the above, but separate development (i.e. natural drift
and relative lack of contact) in the course of the last millennium.