Re: [sig] Fw: Second century Slav inscription ? (longish)
On Tue, Jul 09, 2002 at 12:11:02PM +0200, Alastair Millar wrote:
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> the authors of this article, there is no doubt about the interpretation of
> the contents of this inscription. It is written in archaic Old Polish (and
> really should be read: [my] robili . sita)[a] bearing witness that Old
> Slavic craftsmanship had a much wider extent than some archaeologists have
> been willing to suggest. Despite the convictions of Kazimierz God?owski and
> Micha? Parczewski, this stamp is an irrefutable argument in favour of the
> incontrovertible thesis of the activities of our forefather far to the west
> of the [Western] Bug already in the second century AD .
In the second century I would expect an aorist past tense. The -l
form would still have been a past participle as we see in the
earliest literary remains that we have of Slavic.
I would also be very surprised if we could tell the difference
between Polish and Czech or even Russian at this date.
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