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Language naming terminology (was Re: Finno-Ugric languages)

From:Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
Date:Sunday, September 20, 1998, 21:16
Tom Wier wrote:
> (Most of these were also, BTW, Roman calques of what the tribes called > themselves: the Teutones were people of one tribe (from PIE *teuta-, "tribe"), > the Alemanni were a "unified group of men" (cf. ModGer all-, "all", and Mann, > "man"); as for the Germani, I'm not sure how that name came about, it might > have been a founding member's name)
I think that Germani comes from the Latin _Germanus_, neighboring (?), also, thru a slight sound change, the ancestor of Spanish _hermano_ -- "God is dead" -- Nietzsche "Nietzsche is dead" -- God ICQ #: 18656696 AOL screen-name: NikTailor