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Title: Europa Vasconica - Europa Semitica
Written By: Theo Vennemann
Patrizia Noel Aziz Hanna
Series Title: Trends in Linguistics. Studies in Monographs 138
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This book presents the theory that the linguistic and cultural landscape of Europe north of the Alps and the Pyrenees was shaped in prehistoric times by the interaction of Indo-European speakers with speakers of languages related to Basque and to Semitic. These influences on the lexicon, grammar, and toponymy of the West Indo-European languages (with special focus on Germanic) are demonstrated in German and English research papers, provided here with summaries, commentaries, and a new introduction in English, and with general and etymological indexes.


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Bemerkung zum frühgermanischen Wortschatz

Die Lautverschiebungen und die Ausbreitung des Indo-Germanischen

Zur Erklärung bayerischer Gewässer- und Siedlungsnamen

Die mitteleuropäischen Orts- und Matronennamen mit f, þ, h und die Spätphase der Indogermania

Der Name der Landeshauptstadt München

Linguistic reconstruction in the context of European prehistory
Etymologische Beziehungen im Alten Europa

Zur Erklärung des Baiern-Namens

German Eisvogel, Greek halkyo‹ên, English alder: A study in Old European Etymology

Some West Indo-European words of uncertain origin

Atlantiker in Nordwesteuropa: Pikten und Vanen

Der Kastalische uell, die Gastein und das Rätische: Mit einem Anhang zu Kassandra und Kastianeira

Zur Etymologie der Sippe von engl. knife, franz. canif, bask. kanibet

Basken, Semiten, Indogermanen: Urheimatfragen in linguistischer und anthropologischer Sicht

Pre-Indo-European toponyms in Central and Western Europe: Bid-/Bed- and Pit- names

Remarks on some British place names

Zur Frage der vorindogermanischen Substrate in Mittel- und Westeuropa

Andromeda and the Apples of the Hesperides Germania Semitica: +plog-/+pleg-, +furh-/+farh-, +folk-/+flokk-, +felh-/+folg-

Etymology and phonotactics: Latin grandis vs. Basque handi 'big' and similar problems

Germania Semitica: Biene und Imme: Mit einem Anhang zu lat. apis

Zur Etymologie von Éire, dem Namen Irlands

Zur Etymologie von Senne: Mit einem Anhang zur Etymologie von lat. caseus 'Käse'

Volksetymologie und Ortsnamenforschung: Begriffsbestimmung und Anwendung auf ausgewählte, überwiegend bayerische Toponyme

Testing the West: Hesperia, Euskal Herria, Europe, Abendland and supporting etymologies

Grundfragen der Ortsnamenforschung, dargestellt an den Beispielen Ebersberg und Yssingeaux sowie weiteren bayerischen und europäischen Örtlichkeitsnamen

Water all over the place: The Old European toponyms and their Vasconic origin: With notes on the names of Cannes and Le Suquet


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Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Language Family(ies): Indo-European
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