Re: Is Basque IE?
- Douglas wrote:
> I used to think that top-posting was for jackasses only, but in mySo your Yahoo! account has already been "NEO-ized"? (See discussions and petitions at http://yahoo.uservoice.com/forums/209451)
> last post, Yahoo's new format forced me to be a jackass by default.
Something horrible just happened to me. Due to some mysterious reasons, my browser opened all the pages of the cybalist forum in the new "NEO" format -- note that the conversion of Yahoo! accounts to "NEO" is apparently made randomly by Yahoo!Groups on an individual basis. After hitting the "Refresh" button, the site pages reverted to the old format. That was like the sudden appearance of a "monster" that -- I am sure of that -- is just near the corner of my indicidual Yahoo! account, ready to jump on me!
Some changes are already operating in the old Yahoo!Graoups format; for instance, when I reply to a message on a List -- for instance, this one -- the text of the message I am replying to is no longer displayed le (with each line being preceded by ">", and preceded by the string "in cybalist XXX@... wrote:" , as it has been the standard for Yahoo!Groups singe their inception).Is this the default situation also in the "NEO" format of the groups?
However, there're some reare cases of Basque /r/ arising from gemination of /R/, as in larre 'meadow; heath; uncultivated land, desert', a loanword from Celtic (Gaulish) *landa: 'heath, moor' > *lanna > larra > larre.
>That is, the shift /nn/ > /RR/ happened in Paleo-Basque.
But _landa_ 'campo, pieza de terreno' occurs widely in Basque (Bisc., Guip., Aezc., Lab., High & Low Nav., Ronc.) and appears to continue Gaul. *landa: directly.
>I think this is from a different Celtic word *landa: '(enclosed) field, plot of land', homonymous to Gaulish *landa: 'heath', Cornish lan, Breton lann 'heath, steppe', which would require a Celtic protoform *Flanda: (cfr. Gascon branda, brana 'heath'). Unfortunately, Celtic specialists conflated both.
> Moreover a Late Gaul. *lanna would have given Bq. *lana, since Latin _anno:na_ gives Bq. _anoa_.Actually, nn > n isn't a Paleo-Basque but a Vasco-Romance development shared by Gascon, where we find lana.