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At 21:24 9.1.2004, Andreas Johansson wrote:
>Quoting Benct Philip Jonsson <[log in to unmask]>:
>
> > At 19:03 9.1.2004, Andreas Johansson wrote:
> >
> > >I've run across a guy who claims that 'Gothic' may be used as a term for
> > North
> > >and East Germanic together. I'd like to have on as good authority as
> > possible
> > >that that is not the case, or if it indeed should be so, the name of
> > whoever
> > >hit on the idea, so I can kill him/her.
> >
> > Send the Goths on'em!
> >
> > That's an old, early 19th century terminology.
>
>So it's actually been used. How annoying!

Yes.  What we call 'Gothic' they called
'Moeso-Gothic' -- a term which incidentally may
have some usefulness, although not the one they
intended.


> > Utterly false by modern standards!
>
>That is some considerable consolation, however. Thanks.
>
>I guess attempting to kill whomever came up with it is a century or two late?

Yep.  If you curse them remember to do it in German,
or they will not understand.  Gothic might of course
be an alternative.

BTW this is not to say that there are not still people
who believe in a North-East Germanic grouping.


>                                                      Andreas


/BP -- who is more dystypic than usual tonight...



/BP 8^)
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