Re: [tied] Re: Pliny's "Guthalvs"

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 15910
Date: 2002-10-03

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From: ravichaudhary2000
Sent: Thursday, October 03, 2002 11:01 PM
Subject: [tied] Re: Pliny's "Guthalvs"

> Would you read Getae, as Ge – tae or Get – ae ?.
Get-a-, definitely, though it's hard to risk an etymology for an ethnonym in a practically unknown language. _Very_ tentatively, one might perhaps suggest a connection with *gWet- 'speak' (as in "Quoth the raven, Nevermore.").

> What this seems to imply is that today's Jats, knew themselves as Jit, Jet, Get,
Jateh, Git, Gitta, Jitta, Jut, Djat, and so on, and different people, they ran into
would have known them and describes addressed them differently.

But here <g>, <j> and <dj> represent the same sound.