Re: Identity of the 'language of geminates'

From: Brian M. Scott
Message: 60947
Date: 2008-10-16

At 11:53:32 AM on Thursday, October 16, 2008, tgpedersen


> The name of the Norican king, Vocio/Voccio/VOKK(on coins)
> shows that the language of Noricum had geminates. And =?
> *Wonk-, related to Vang-ijo-, note one of Odin's names is
> Vak-r ?

<Vakr> 'wakeful, watchful, alert' hardly needs further
explanation as a byname of Óðinn. Note also the Reistad
runestone with its <ek wakraR> 'I Vakr'; more generally,
*wakra- is a well-attested Gmc. onomastic element, found in
all branches.