- Jul 3, 2003To Francisc Czobor
I dare add a couple of comments to your translations
of the word 'Goth' / 'Gothic' in diverse languages,
specifically regarding Russian.
(Probably you need to apply the Cyrillic coding
to see some spellings properly.)
>>> Russian: got, pl. goty, adj. goticheski1. The Russian language has two adjectives for 'Gothic':
a) 'готский' [gotskij] that means general belonging
or relation to the Goths;
b) 'готический' [gotit?eskij] with the restricted use
concerning the late medieval (12-15 cc.)
architecture and type.
2. Old Russian knows the Goths as 'гъты'
(attested in some treaties of Novgorod and Smolensk
with "the Gothic Shore and Latin Language", 13th c.).
I am at a loss here for a transcription.
Anyhow, the consonant is undoubtedly [t]
while the vowel might be something between [o] and [a]
though a sound like [o] is also probable.
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