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LINGUIST List 21.2584

Mon Jun 14 2010

Disc: Latin Etymology

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        1.    Richard Durkan, Latin Etymology

Message 1: Latin Etymology
Date: 14-Jun-2010
From: Richard Durkan <rdurkanhotmail.com>
Subject: Latin Etymology
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I have been using T G Tucker's Etymological Dictionary of Latin and am
struck how amongst the cognates he cites the same few languages recur at
the expense of other Indo-European languages. Sanskrit and Lithuanian I can
understand but I am puzzled by the frequency of Old Bulgarian, Old
Prussian, Old High German Gothic and Old Norwegian . Of course it is
possible these are just the languages he was most familiar with but I
wonder if there are any more objective reasons. I would be interested in
any observations.

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics

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