Crimean Gothic

Oliver Neukum Oliver.Neukum at
Mon Apr 30 06:58:56 UTC 2001

> What intrigues me most about the list is that Busbecq's Goths seem
> to have contracted a case of i-umlaut, and applied it where you
> wouldn't necessarily expect to see it from the attested Ulfilas
> forms: augona > oeghene; *skiutan > schiete.  Of course the value
> of Busbecq's 'oe' may make a difference here.

As he was Dutch an e could well signify length.

au > o:
iu > y: > i:

Not beyond reason.

		Oliver Neukum

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