Re: [tied] Gmc. *bugjanan / *beuganan
On the face of it, it makes sense in that it calques Celtic *kamb- "bend, exchange", the root of Spanish cambiar, French changer, English change, cam, etc.
--- On Tue, 2/12/13, gprosti <gprosti@...> wrote:
From: gprosti <gprosti@...>
Subject: [tied] Gmc. *bugjanan / *beuganan
Date: Tuesday, February 12, 2013, 12:34 AMHello,
I think that a connection has been proposed between Germanic *bugjanan "buy" (> English buy, etc.) and *beuganan "bend" (> Eng. bow, German biegen, etc.), though this connection hasn't been widely accepted.
Regardless of any semantic difficulties, would *bugjanan be a normal formation on *beug- in Germanic (i.e., zero grade + *-ja-)? If so, what would be the expected semantics of this derivation?