Re: Hachmann versus Kossack?

From: tgpedersen
Message: 57253
Date: 2008-04-13

--- In, "fournet.arnaud" <fournet.arnaud@...>
> > =========
> >
> > 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.
> Torsten
> ========
> Do you think Benrath's line separated NWB (North) from LaTene Celts
> (South) ?

The Benrath line is the result of two different substrates, but also
of two different expansions. Also you shouldn't forget that the line
east of Thuringia is the result of Germanic reconquista (and the rest
the Slavs have re-re-conquistaed)

> I think the position for NWB here is much too westward.
> I would shift it back to North Germany.

Why am I not surprised?

> What do you think, Torsten ?

You can forget about it. It stays smack dab in the middle of Boulogne.