Re: De Germaniis (was Re: Roumania...)
|From:||P. M. ARKTAYG <pmva@...>|
|Date:||Friday, April 16, 1999, 17:08|
> >So... did *anyone* take up the name of the Teutones as the name,
> >besides the Germans themselves? It seems almost everyone else
> >adopted the name from the Germani or the Alemanni (and where does
> >this <neamt,> come from?).
> I heard a rumour once taht slavs generally referred to foreigners as 'those
> who dont speak (slavic)'. Presumably this word is a derivative of taht -
This is true.
> Germany being teh only non-slavic neighbour to Poland.
> </unsubstantiated rumour>
You forgot about Baltic peoples (Prussians*, Jatwingians*) and Hungarians,
but the name _Niemiec_ is older than Poland and was applied generally to
German peoples. E.g., in XVII century that name (and similar) was applied
to English, too.
* Are these names correct in English?
P. M. ARKTAYG