Re: Russian for Homerus; G/H in Eastern Europe

From: g
Message: 17450
Date: 2003-01-07

>>In Ukrainian, Belarusian, Slovakian and Czech this
>>trait g>G>h is common. May it reflect some Eastern
>>European substratum?
>The change of g > G > h can also be seen in Upper Sorbian
>and in the south(west)ern dialects of Russian. This innovation
>links southern East Slavic with the Czech-Slovak-(Upper)Sorbian
>cluster; it's possibly an old areal feature, but I doubt if it can be
>associated with any pre-Slavic substrate. Of all the voiced stops,
>/g/ develops fricative allophones or changes into a fricative most

Is there any link to a similar phenomenon in German dialects
(esp. middle and northern ones), perceived as a "Frankish"
aspect of the language? e.g. the suffix -ig pronounced /-iX/ as
well as Zug, Flug, Jagd, gesagt, genug, moeglich /tzu:X, flu:X,
jaXt, g&zaXt, g&nu:X, moeXliX/ etc. (along with the Low
German g > j, as in /jezaXt, jenuX/)