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Re: Etruscan numerals

From:Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>
Date:Saturday, September 24, 2005, 9:26
Quoting R A Brown <ray@...>:

> Jörg Rhiemeier wrote: > > Hallo! > > > > R A Brown wrote: > > > > > >>Jörg Rhiemeier wrote: > [nip] > >>>1. Both names mean the same. (There are plenty of cases of names of > >>> the same place in different languages meaning entirely different > >>> things.) > >> > >>Indeed there. For 22 years I lived in south Wales in a place called > >>'Newport'; its Welsh name is 'Casnewydd' = "new castle". > > > > > > Yes. There are numerous other examples. > > Yes, Wales is has many such examples. Moving along the south coast from > Newport (Casnewydd) one comes eventually to Swansea. The English > spelling suggests a folk etymology to do with 'swans' and the 'sea'. The > name is actually of Norse origin; some Viking leader set up a settlement > there long ago. It is actually Sven's isle (I think the modern Swedish > form is not dissimilar).
Sven's isle would be _Svens ö_ [svEns 2:] in modern Swedish. But Swansea will be derived from a West Nordic variety, in which the word for island was _ey_ or something like that - a more etymological spelling would be "Swansey". Andreas