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non-PIE germanic lexis

From:Dirk Elzinga <dirk_elzinga@...>
Date:Thursday, May 6, 2004, 21:48

A commonly heard claim about Germanic is that a quarter to a third of
its vocabulary can't be traced back to Indo-European roots. I've been
looking on and off for a few months now, but I can't find any place
where it gives more than just a short list of these items. Does anyone
have such a more comprensive list tucked away somewhere? I'd be most
grateful to see it. You can reply to me privately if you wish.

Dirk Elzinga

"I believe that phonology is superior to music. It is more variable and
its pecuniary possibilities are far greater." - Erik Satie


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