Re: New file uploaded to gothic-l (Christmas and Yule)
Good idea. It seems month names could be more flexible and adaptable
in the Germanic world. I think it reasonable to take those month-names
which most closely harmonize with the agricultural schedule of the
societies in the area where Goths lived during the 4th century.
According to the wiki page on Germanic calendars, December has Jul or
January in OE, ON supports Jiuleis. OHG supports *hardu-menoths or
Feb. OE supports Sauil-, OHG supports Haurna-
Mar. OE Hre∂, ON supports Go. aina-mnths., OHG supports Go.
May, OE & OHG support *threi- or *thrija-miluk-
June OE uses the Li∂ system; ON supports *Sauil- and OHG has Brach-
July ON and OHG both support Go. *hawi- or hauja-mnths.
Aug. revolves around plants and harvest: Go. *asani-mnths "harvest month".
Sep. OE, ON and OHG all support Go. *harbisi-mnths. "picking month".
Oct. lacks agreement.
Nov. might be something like nibla-mnths. or friuza-mnths.
Dec. would be Fruma Jiuleis I think.
It might be good to consider monthnames in the style of ON Heyannir,
OHG Scheiding, etc., that is the abstract or poetic terms rather than
forms dependent on suffixing -menoths.
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> > Many thanks for this Arthur. I read it ages ago, but had
> > forgotten that detail about the phantom status of *Naubaimbair!
> > http://www.modeemi.cs.tut.fi/~david/index.html
> > http://www.modeemi.cs.tut.fi/~david/report.pdf
> > The relevant section is on p. 54. Which leaves us with just 'fruma
> > jiuleis' as the name of the month, and no way of knowing whether
> > illegible word was a synonym (*Naubaimbair or otherwise) or
> > else entirely.
> But if Naubaimbair is a fancy, what's worth our reconstruction of
> the Gothic month names based on Latin? If only fruma jiuleis is
> attested, then one could logically suppose that all other Gothic
> month names were also Germanic. Afaik there were several Calender
> traditions in Germania, with their own month names. Which of them
> are we to follow? E.g. OHG and OE give only one match which could
> speak for Go. Austramenoþs "April".
> > Re. alternative names, I just came across the following Old West
> > and Old Swedish proposals: Dróttins burðar tíð; gudz födzlo hötidh
> > http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julfest ], neither of which caught on.
> > So maybe we could have: 'fraujins mel gabaurþais', or similar.
> Bit of
> > a mouthful, I know... Thinks: does the final vowel in
> Finnish 'juhla'
> > and 'joula' imply a specifically East Germanic origin for the
> > loanword, as opposed to Proto Germanic -o or Proto Nordic -u? If
> > we have a nice piece of evidence for the survival of both versions
> > East Germanic: *jaihvla and *jiula.
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