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Posted: April 25, 2011 04:51 pm
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QUOTE (sid guttridge @ August 16, 2005 02:10 pm)
This implies that they may have been gradually marginalised by Latin-derived equivalents. I will try to find it again.

The things are not as plane and straight as it looks for and anti-latinisation partisan. Some neologism enter in a language naturarely: the lingvist notice them officially after the word is in use from some time, and from a significant part of the population. The fact the population rennounce gradually to a word, is not a lingvists choice, but the population choice. And the reason id almost allways, the population has impression that word sounds "bad". Oftenly latin origins words fallen victims. Personal sometimes I disagree with it.
For instance, the word "zice" was shadowed in the last century with "spune", who is, probably from german extract. Zeama(latin) is barelly used for the sake of turkish "ciorba", and neologism "supa". Etc
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Posted: May 03, 2011 08:29 am
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I find on another forum this list of "Gothic" names, which is very interesting

If you look inside, you will find lots of very interesting names, examples (some of them still in use in today Romania) like Adica, Adila, Bratila, Burila, Bracila, Danila, Fugila, Iutila, Gaina, Merila, Murila, Mirica, Sandila, Scula, Duda, Geta, Morariu, Iovila, Albila, Vera, Amara, Tata, Gutila, Mica, Aia, Bessa, Cotila, Rugis, Patza, etc. etc. An interesting name is Bulgar-who ofcourse cannot come from Bulgarians who was not arround yet and had no conection with Goths, but have a perfect meaning as "bulgăr" from Romanian language.

The ending ila/ilă is considered by Sextil Puscariu as of Thraco-Dacian origin in Romanian language (and there is several examples of Thracians and Dacians names with such ending) and is present only at Thraco-Dacian, Gothic and Romanian names

Modern historians disregard the Scandinavian connection for Goths, and regarded them as a culture formed in area of Santana de Mures/Cerneahov area, mostly from local cultures (Dacians even playing a major role).

I do believe that Goths was just a mixed peoples with a very strong Dacian background, and Dacian and Daco-Roman elements who was present at Goths is the same element who survived well in ancient and early Middle Age and is present in today Romanian people and language as well

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Posted: May 03, 2011 11:08 am
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A good source for those interested on study of romanian language formation and evolution are the books of Marius Sala.
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