Re: Scandinavia and the Germanic tribes such as Goths, Vandals, Angl

From: tgpedersen
Message: 61314
Date: 2008-11-03

--- In, Piotr Gasiorowski <gpiotr@...> wrote:
> On 2008-11-03 13:03, Sergejus Tarasovas wrote:
> > It may also be Baltic, though. It even has been claimed to be very
> > characteristic of West Baltic (Prussian, Yatv-ing-ian) toponymy
> > (with examples galore in South(-Western) Lithuania). One can
> > always posit a borrowing, but a more safe null hypothesis would
> > still be that the suffix is native. Wouldn't it?

But are the Baltics native to the Baltic? Not according to Okulicz.

> Yes, though the Germanic etymology (a *-k(^)รณ- extension of
> suffixes forming nasal stems, perhaps originally with a
> hypocoristic value) is transparent

This is your way saying 'obviously', right?

> and has parallels elsewhere,

I still don't have the answer to where Ukranian (etc.) -enko is from.

> while a purely Baltic etymology is just one more mystery.

> Anytway, Wda and Wdzydze are located squarely in the heart of
> Gothiskandza :)