Germanic and B-S

Rick Mc Callister rmccalli at sunmuw1.MUW.Edu
Wed Feb 3 16:10:08 UTC 1999

	Could you give examples?

>(a) nouns in -o- make derivatives in -a-  (B-S, not Celtic, partly in Germ)

	Is this the same phenomenon as -tut- in Latin?
	BTW: how does this relate [if at all] to Latin -tat-

>(b) adjectives make abstract nouns in -tu:t  (Celtic, not B-S, partly in

	So you see the influence of Greek & Iranian [which leads others to
propose Indo-Iranian/Greco-Armenian as due to influence as well?

	So maybe, following this model, Germanic & Armenian split somewhere
around S. Poland/S. Belarus, NW Ukraine c. 2000-1600 BCE and either Iranian
[or someone else's] expansion on the plains moved Armenian south to the
Balkans, and then into Anatolia?

>This supports a wave model more than a generic model.  An early separation
>of Germanic (or Germ-Armenian), with later influence from both Celtic and
>B-S, seems a good explanation.


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