Re: [tied] tungel, tungel, little star

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 14373
Date: 2002-08-17

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From: vsubrama001
Sent: Saturday, August 17, 2002 11:43 PM
Subject: Re: [tied] tungel, tungel, little star

> Dravidian has always been compared to linguistic formations in Ural-Altaic languages - This might explain similar morph - Tingal words found in old Swedish and Icelandic, which could be loan words from a proto-ural/Finnic langauge.
Surely not in the fifth century? And if it was a long time BC, why didn't Grimm's Law change <t..g..> into <th..k..>? And, in either event, where can we see this "tingel-tangel" thing in Finno-Ugric (or in Uralic, or anywhere between India and Scandinavia)?? The Finnish word for the moon is <kuu>, isn't it? Incidentally, *tungla- is common Germanic, not exclusively Scandinavian. The meaning 'moon' (rather than more generally 'celestial body, "star"', as in Gothic and West Germanic) is restricted to Scandinavian but must be secondary, since the common Germanic 'moon' word survived there as well, the difference in Old Norse having been a matter of register.