Re: [gothic-l] Goths and Bavaria
I found the Britannica of 1962, and looked under "Bavaria".
It says the year 520 stems from a Frankish document, of that
date, which mentions the "Baivarii" as having settled in
the Donau valley and adjacent areas by that time. It is
only a brief note, but I interpret it as meaning that the date
of the document is 520, and that hence they must have been
known to have settled there sometime before that date.
So maybe there wasn't a definite date, only a fact of presence.
And you were right about the Brockhaus, since the one I looked
in was from 1996, and the text there was a little different from
your excerpt. Thanks!
P.S. The Britannica quotes G.T.Rudhardt and A.Quitzmann as references
for the oldest history of Bavaria. Both wrote around 1840-1860.
Maybe you can find something there.
- hI kETH,
--- In gothic-l@y..., keth@o... wrote:
> Hello Dirk!
> who are supposed to have come from Bohemia. (any connection with
> the Boii?)
The Boii were a Celtic tribe who gave the name "Bohemia" (from
Boio-haemus). "Baju-wari" means in fact "dwellers of the Boii(-land)",
because they lived in Bohemia before coming in Bavaria.
> However when I looked under "Bairisch" (writen with "i", whereas
> is written with "y" - any one know why?), the Brockhaus referred to
> "deutsche mundarten" and under that topos I found an interesting map
> of the Germanic dialects. And there I found something that surprised
> me; for it became clear that linguists refer to the language spoken
> Tirol *also as bairisch ! ! ! Now why didn't that come up on the
> as we discussed this before? I even specifically mentioned Süd
> with Bozen and the Brenner. Now if all that is *also Bairisch
> ically speaking), then that changes things quite a bit. No wonder I
> found I could understand Bairisch when I visited there some years
> after having spent many months in Tirol.
> You see, what I thought until now, was that Bairisch referred
> the dialect spoken within the present borders of the Teilstaat
> But if the dialect spoken in Tirol (Innsbruck!) is also bairisch,
> then that changes things quite a bit from my point of view.
> However, what the map *also says (o, erstaunen, erstaunen) is that
> Vienna is *also in the "bairischen mundarten" area. Now, that is
> beginning to sound a bit odd to me. For if there is something that
> is certain, then it is that the "Wienersprache" has a very distinct
> note to it, that distinguishes it from other Austrian dialects.
> And especially "bairisch". More likely is perhaps the attribution
> of Steiermärkisch to bairisch, but even that is a long distance
> from Tirol, and clearly distinguishable, even to my ear. (or maybe
> especially to my ear)
In all the classifications of the German dialects that I have seen,
one division of the "Oberdeutsch" part of Hochdeutsch is
Bairisch(-Österreichisch), where are included not only the dialects of
Bavaria, but also those of Austria and the Alto Adige (= South Tirol)
province of northern Italy.
- --- In gothic-l@y..., keth@o... wrote:
>...Mediolanum is considered a Celtic toponym, meaning "middle plain".
> And besides, if it was the Kelts who founded it, then its
> original name might not have been "Mediolanum", which sounds
> Latin to me.
medio- "middle" is Celtic, inherited from Indo-European, that's why it
sound similar to Lat. medius, Goth. midjis, Greek mezos, Sanskrit
lan- "field, plain" appears in many Celtic topnyms.
Only the ending -um indicates a latinization of the original Celtic