[gothic-l] Re: Learning Gothic: 1
- From: Oleg S.
And a question: as far as I know, the Gothic population in Crimea was of
Visigoth origin, and I was sure that the Goths in Spain were Ostgoths... I
know that Goths and their close relatives (Vandals, Burgundians) inhabited
vast areas in Europe and Africa... Can anybody help me with a link to a
complete information about the Gothic history?
Hi Oleg, good to see you on the list.... about the Visigoths, these were the
Western Goths... they went in and down into Spain. A lot of Spanish
surnames show gothic descent. The "Ostrogoths" invaded Italy. The
Vandals too influenced Spain... giving the name to "Andalusia".
About the other two questions I'll try to look up some references and
see if I find something that may help.
- jdm31-@... wrote:
> Here's a revised list of proposals, with corrections and some newideas.
> I haven't added any of the new names yet, except Belgium.(*@#$Belgium! --
> that's a Hitchhiker's Guide joke, in case anyone cares).Tolkein? Adams? All this and lengthly, highly useful posts on reviving
GOTHIC? YOu're my hero. Of course this probably also means you have no
> It seems that Wulfila didn't like having placenames (of cities
> ending in -us or -um, and he changed them to -o (weak feminine):Ephesus >
> Aifaiso, Iconium > Eikaunio. I've done the same with Cyprus,Aegyptus.
Hm, this does explain some of the weirder placenames I stumbled on in
Wright back when I was trying to figure out how to borrow Greco-Latin
second declension neuters into Gothic.
So IS there a regular way to do that? That would be REALLY useful to
know, especially if we want to talk about Cesium or something. The only
non-toponymic one I know is praitoriaun, which I have no idea how to
decline. [Praitoriaun incidentally is a great way to render "police
> Estonia Estiland Estisks EstisksYou may want to take Tacitus' Aestii into account here!