Re: [gothic-l] Re: Toledo
- As long as the were Arian Christian the Gothic language was the
reglious language as their bible was written in the Gothic language.
The bible was translated into Gothic much earlier than it was
translaten into Latin.
4 jul 2007 kl. 21.52 skrev raul catalan ramos:
> I have "argued" about this point with my friends several times.From[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> my point
> of view, according to the number of words inherited from east
> germanic, it
> is very unlikely the employ of gothic by goths in Hispania,
> becasuse most of
> germanic words in nowadays spanish is limited to only a handful
> examples (as
> "guerra" (written "Werra" in the ancient sources , meaning "war") or
> "bosque" meaning "forest", both of them nearby the same as the
> italian words
> for war, "guerra", and forest,"bosco"). On the other hand, the lack of
> written sources in gothic can't be used to deny the employ of
> gothic among
> goths in hispania, because the written sources from this period are
> related to the highest elites of society, whose focus was the roman
> then bizantine) culture and the employ of Latin. I agree with the
> idea that
> gothic vanished in a few generations, but I think that it must
> endured for
> some time in rural areas far from the cities.
> Descubre la descarga digital con MSN Music. Más de un millón de
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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