Re: [tied] Ovid

From: João Simões Lopes Filho
Message: 14910
Date: 2002-09-01

I'm not sugesting that the name has IE origin.
the initial kH and the medial kH could represent different foreign phonemes, perhaps x and kH, for example.
Greek equated both to kH, but in Western people the first was treated as H (so Hw> W) , and second as K or X.
----- Original Message -----
From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Sent: Sunday, September 01, 2002 8:59 AM
Subject: Re: [tied] Ovid

----- Original Message -----
From: alexmoeller@...
Sent: Sunday, September 01, 2002 1:31 PM
Subject: Re: [tied] Ovid

> ... we have atested the greek form of "Kolxi" and there is a possiblity :
a)"It´s an odd sugestion, but ... how about something like
    Xw could > Kh in Greek or > V
"Could?" Why then did the Greeks called it Kolkhis (<kolkHid->), not "Volchis/Bolchis"? The suggestion is odd indeed.

> b) we have attested this name "Kolxi" and not a supposed "must
be" *wolxU
*wolxU is not "a supposed must-be" but a perfectly legitimate Slavic reconstruction, just like *gordU (> hrad, grad, gorod, gród). And whereas *wolxU explains all the Slavic reflexes (vlax-, volox-, vlox-), "kolxi" explains nothing (even if there should have been a Colchis in the Danube Delta), since there's no way in which "Vlakh" could be derived from it, in Slavic, Greek, Dacian or whatever.

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