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Questions tagged [gothic]

For questions concerning the Gothic language, a dead Germanic language attested in the late antiquity and early medieval time.

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Are Gothic “lþ”, “lf” (“rþ”, “rf”) exceptions from the Verner's law?

Are Gothic "lþ", "lf" ("rþ", "rf") exceptions from the Verner's law ? I mean hlaifs > hlaibōs but wulfs > wulfōs ........ arbaiþs > arbaidē but wairþs > wairþōs ainfalþs > ainfalþōs
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Does Gothic “Þrabōn” exist?

Does Gothic "Þrabōn" exist? Vasmer mentioned that. http://www.wulfila.be/gothic/browse/search/?find=%C3%BErab&mode=3
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Gothic “taihun” ten “tigus” -ty

Gothic "taíhun" ~ "tigus". Is it Verner's law? "Normalised"   Normal environment   Paradigmatically alternating sound transliteration    of ...
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Why is Ancient Greek “δέ” translated by Gothic “þan” /then/?

Why is Ancient Greek "δέ" translated by Gothic "þan" /then/? Matthew 8:10 — gahausjands þan Iesus sildaleikida jah qaþ du þaim afarlaistjandam: amen, qiþa izwis, ni in Israela swalauda galaubein bigat....
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Gothic is, ains, jains

I noticed, that Gothic "jains" (yon) take on the role of Gothic "sa" (he, that, the, this), e.g. John 9:12 hvar ist sa? Where is he? John 7:11 hvar ist jains? Where is he? Could Old English "geon" ...
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Gothic 𐌰𐍂𐌼𐍃, English alms

I noticed, that Greek ἐλμαδὰμ corresponds to Gothic Airmodamis "Elmodam". Could Gothic 𐌰𐍂𐌼𐌰𐌹𐍉 "armaio" (alms) and English "alms" be cognate?
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Gothic þau, English the

I'm a native Russian speaker and I couldn't select an appropriate Russian translation for a German word "doch" for a long time. When one say "nein" and the other say "doch". I chose "definitely" ...
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Are Latin participles from third-person plural present active indicative forms?

Latin: The third-person plural present active indicative form of amare (to love): amant Participle: nominative ama-ns (genitive ama-ntis) Gothic: The third-person plural present active indicative ...
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Do Gothic have instrumental personal/demonstrative pronouns?

Do Gothic have instrumental personal/demonstrative pronouns? Why do wiki say, that "the instrumental case only survives in a few preposition forms in Gothic." I know, that ƕe is an instrumental ...
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Why does Gothic “i” transform into “a”? [closed]

Why does Gothic "i" transform into "a"? ina > þana ita > þata imma > þamma
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Do Gothic “sa” (that), “þaim” and Old Slavonic demonstrative pronouns “sь” (this) and “sim” have the same origin? [closed]

Do Gothic "sa" (that), "þaim" (dative plural) and Old Slavonic demonstrative pronouns “sь” (this) and “sim” (dative plural) have the same origin?
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Why Gothic nouns waldufni “authority” and wundufni “wound” have “f” in a stem

Why Gothic nouns waldufni “authority” and wundufni "wound" have “f” in a stem? fraistubni (temptation) fastubni (fast) witubni (knowledge)
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Why Gothic verb fraisan “to tempt” don't have “t” in a stem

Why Gothic verb fraisan (to tempt) don't have "t" in a stem? fraisan (to tempt) > fraistubni (temptation) fastan (to fast) > fastubni (fast) witan (to know) > witubni (knowledge)
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Periphrastic verb forms in Gothic

What periphrastic verb form are attested in the Gothic language, the oldest Germanic language we have substantial records from? Skimming through a grammar of Gothic I found that for the past tense ...
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Umlaut in Gothic

It's said that Gothic had no umlaut, but there would seem to be, although I'm sure it's not, signs of a-umlaut. The digraph au in Gothic is thought to have represented three different sounds, one of ...