- Dear Oscar!
Evidently we all have been victims for a great complot. We have been
told there were Goths once upon a time but this evidently is only
fantasies. Also the assumption that the Goths should have two sets of
laws and administration - one for the Goths and one for the Romans,
where Latin was needed of course,is evidently only bad rumours. The
Goths never did exist and we also do not exist but we just beleive we
do. I am not even convinced there is a great master Dirk - it is maybe
just a brain ghost in our heads. Anyhow - Gothic is now called a dead
language but how long did it survive-if it ever existed?
Hot greetings from a confused Ingemar
I'm afraid your email formatting is screwed up and I can't reply
below. The map shows dense concentrations of Germanic place-names in
the far northwest, i.e. the Swabisk area, a local concentration in
northern Catalonia, and few elsewhere. I think this shows that they
are better at identifying West-Germanic place-names than East-
Germanic ones, and nothing else.
On Jul 18, 2007, at 4:39 PM, Rydwlf wrote:
> Hi there,
> I have the feeling that the issue of Spanish toponimes of germanic
> origin has been debated some time in the past in this same list. I
> am sure about the germanic (specially gothic) origin of some
> settlements, mostly villages (that still retain the name). There is
> a high number of examples.
> I have done some research with Google but all the information I
> find is quite fragmentary. Anyway if you're interested I can try to
> give a list of webpages dealing with the issue (and mentioning
> quite a lot of examples), and some book references.
> Figure 15 in the following page can give a rough idea of the
> distribution of toponimes of germanic origin in Iberia.
> Unfortunately I cannot quote the sources, but the author probably
> does so in some page of his work (sorry but I'm short of time today).
> Hope it helps,
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