Re: [tied] Ovid

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 14922
Date: 2002-09-01

folk < PGmc. fulka- , probably from the root *plh1- (as in 'full') plus an extension (*plh1gom), or a compound like *plh1-h2g^om. No connection with the Volcae is possible. Slavic *pUlkU and Lith. pulkas are loans from Germanic (with /p/ substituted for *f in languages that lacked phonemic /f/). As you can see, they are quite different from the Vlakh word.
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From: alexmoeller@...
Sent: Sunday, September 01, 2002 7:35 PM
Subject: Re: [tied] Ovid

[Moeller] I ask myself which is the ethymology for folk now in english and volk in German. They looks more appropiate with "volcae" as wallon, wlesh or wallahian.