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CHAT Stambul (was: A new version of Genesis)

From:Ray Brown <ray.brown@...>
Date:Monday, June 14, 2004, 5:03
On Sunday, June 13, 2004, at 06:26 , John Cowan wrote:
> Still later, s- became perfectly fine: there is no synchronic evidence for > prefixing in French today -- as opposed to Spanish and Turkish, where it > is > very much alive (though it's i- in Turkish, as in I-stanbul < Stambul < > [Kon]stantinopoul[os]).
Non, no - 'Stambul' is from northern Greek [stm='bul] = standard modern Greek [stim'boli]/stin poli/ = in the City/to the City. The Byzantine Greeks, I believe, habitually referred to the capital simply as "the City". Ray =============================================== (home) (work) =============================================== "A mind which thinks at its own expense will always interfere with language." J.G. Hamann, 1760


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