Re: Comparative Notes on Hurro-Urartian, Northern Caucasian and Indo

From: tgpedersen
Message: 60367
Date: 2008-09-26

--- In, Piotr Gasiorowski <gpiotr@...> wrote:
> On 2008-09-26 22:25, Brian M. Scott wrote:
> > The word in question isn't <booth>; it's the OE word
> > underlying the second element of such place-names as
> > <Harbottle>, <Newbottle>, etc. The usual citation form is
> > <botl> 'a dwelling, habitation, building'. I'm not aware of
> > any <ð> or <þ> variants of this word, but given the
> > cognates, including ON <ból>, it can only be from *boþla-.
> It has the West Mercian variant <bold> (the metathesis is
> characteristic of that dialect), appearing also in poetry
> (including Beowulf) alongside WS botl. I mentioned this variation
> recently when discussing the development of *-lþ- in OE. All such
> cases of -tl- ~ -ld- (~ general Anglian -þl-) go back to *-þl-, so
> botl ~ bold < *boþla- < *buþla- is seciure even in the light of
> internal English data.

Maps in
Files > Maps from Udolph
38 -botl- etc in England.jpg
39 -büttel and assumed counterparts in England.jpg
Why he left out the Danish names in -bøl, I don't know