Re: Hachmann versus Kossack?

From: tgpedersen
Message: 57231
Date: 2008-04-13

--- In, "fournet.arnaud" <fournet.arnaud@...>
> > ================
> >
> > >It would be necessary in the first place to be sure that Huns are
> > >not just Germanic or para-Germanic.
> > >
> >> Arnaud
> >
> > ================
> >That's a dumb thing to say. Look at Ket and compare it to Germanic.
> >Torsten
> =========
> Yes but
> in your hypothesis that Germanic became Germanic because it was
> adopted by non originally Germanic speakers, How do you know what
> survived and what was discarded from the previous n-1 stage ?

That's what I'm trying to figure out. I think a large part of the
geminated words in Germanic are foreign, and a large part of them
Chattic, ie. NWBlock. So: language of the geminates, words that have
shifted cognates within Germanic (kring-/hring-), words with -p-,
words of the shape T1VT2-, for any unvoiced stops T1, T2 (kop-, pit-
etc), as a subclass of all that verbs in -pp-/-mp-/-p- etc.