Re: [tied] das Wort

From: Miguel Carrasquer
Message: 16918
Date: 2002-11-28

On Thu, 28 Nov 2002 23:25:24 +0100, Piotr Gasiorowski
<piotr.gasiorowski@...> wrote:

>Pokorny derives <govoriti> from the root *gou-. I can't see a convincing
>explanation of the *-or- part, though we have e.g. Gk. goeros 'wailing'
>< *gow-ero-. If I could propose a plausible Gothic source, I'd be tempted
>to regard <govoriti> as a loan from East Germanic, like <gonoziti> 'save'
>< *ga-nazjan. But hypothetical *ga-warjan could only mean 'forbid' or 'warn',

Perhaps then Germanic (ga-)warr- "confusion" (> Pol. gwar "turmoil,
fuss")? Not sure if it's in Gothic, but since it also gives Romance
*gwerra "war", it was apparently available.

Miguel Carrasquer Vidal