Re: [tied] can, pot

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 17460
Date: 2003-01-07

It doesn't occur in Wulfilan Gothic, though this might be an accidental attestation gap. Perhaps Balkan Latin, the source of both Romanian and of the Latin substrate in Albanian, borrowed it from West Germanic.


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From: <alexmoeller@...>
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Sent: Tuesday, January 07, 2003 9:36 PM
Subject: Re: [tied] can, pot

> I have the same feeling that there is no connection between "reed" and "
> can".
> I wonder about languages where the word today exist , having the same
> phonetic aspect and the same semantism.
> That the word is in Bulgarian too it seems OK to me.Bulgarian got it
> from Romanians. That the word is in Romanian I can accept it as a loan
> from Gothic or Gepidic as one of the possibilities.
> But that the word is in Albanian too and that changes somehow the
> scenario. Can we think this is a Balcanic word?
> That will be not the only one to found in Albanian, Romanian and
> Germanic languages only.