Posted 2006-04-02 16:05 (#36281 - in reply to #36279) Subject: RE: Litalan legend
Velnias - 2006-04-02 3:46 PM
Olga into Volga
speculation without improvements. Did you say that Belarussians live by the Volga?
There is no v- insertion before o in territory of Volynian dialects.
This gives reconstrukctios of Volyn (lith. Voluine)
Lithuanian Voluinė is modern derivative from Волыня, ы>ui, because ы can not be pronounced in Lithuanian perfectly.
Oluine ( and according to lithuanian name Alanta change into Alunta)
Baltic stems with al- cannot be reflected in Slavic as ol- because of historical epenthesis. Volyn' can be connected only with Germanic and Slavic.
Stupid argumentaion-Volga is Bielorussian women's name. The Belorussian peoeple lived in Volyn too - this Volyn region is very close to Belorussia. There iswell known change"kuilys" into "kyl" - the same way Voluine changed into Volyn. The Alani stems could be reflected in Lithuanioan and Slavic in different ways.