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71576Re: [tied] Why there is t- in German tausend "thousand"?

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  • Piotr Gasiorowski
    Nov 13, 2013
      On 2013-11-13 05:18, dgkilday57@... wrote:

      > [DGK:]
      > Nice try, but your rather atomistic explanation fails to account for
      > Gothic _þu:sundi_, Old Saxon _thûsundig_, Old Frisian _thûsend_, and
      > Old English _þúsend_, all of which point unequivocally to Germanic
      > *þ-, Indo-European *t-.

      Neither does it account for Baltic and Slavic t- in the numeral
      'thousand' (OCS tysęšti, Lith. tú:kstantis, etc., as if from <
      *tuHs(o)ntjo-, in perfect agreement with the Germanic forms cited above).

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