Germanic and B-S
Peter &/or Graham
petegray at btinternet.com
Fri Jan 29 20:48:15 UTC 1999
On this topic it is worth noting that Germanic has in part some features
which are present on one side and absent on the other: e.g.
(a) nouns in -o- make derivatives in -a- (B-S, not Celtic, partly in Germ)
(b) adjectives make abstract nouns in -tu:t (Celtic, not B-S, partly in
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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