Re: Hachmann versus Kossack?
> 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.
Do you think Benrath's line separated NWB (North) from LaTene Celts (South)
I think the position for NWB here is much too westward.
I would shift it back to North Germany.
What do you think, Torsten ?