Re: Grimm shift as starting point of "Germanic"

From: fournet.arnaud
Message: 54802
Date: 2008-03-07

----- Original Message -----
From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Sent: Friday, March 07, 2008 2:22 AM
Subject: [Courrier ind├ęsirable] [tied] Re: Grimm shift as starting point of

--- In, george knysh <gknysh@...> wrote:

> We can't
> prove to the satisfaction of protervientes like
> Torsten that Clondic, Cotto, and Talto were Germanic
> names.

Talto can be compared with OE tealt 'unsteady' (Mod.E tilt is
related). Adjectives with weak inflectional endings often served as
monothematic names.



Is tall "quick, brave" not more laudative as a name ?