>The Benrath line is the result of two different substrates, but also
> > =========
> > 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.Why am I not surprised?
> I would shift it back to North Germany.
> What do you think, Torsten ?You can forget about it. It stays smack dab in the middle of Boulogne.