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, "gazariah" <brahmabull@h...> wrote:
> Thanks from a pure amateur for the help and insight. Does
> article seem to be part of a still-living controversy about the
> breakup of Common Germanic, or is he just putting the last nails
> the coffin of the "gemein ost-nord-germanisch" theory? In other
> words, does the article bring up any recent scholarly work that
> controverts Tischler's own point of view?
Tischler's article was written for the Reallexikon der Germanischen
Altertumskunde. As such his aim was to present the latest state of
research on the question at hand, rather than presenting a new line
of thinking. Therefore, his conclusion that the "gemein ost-nord-
germanisch" theory is untenable is presented as opinio communis. I am
nowhere near an expert on languages, but his linguistic line of
argumentation is supported also by the general historical background,
which he also referes to.