Posted 2011-05-24 16:17 (#84495 - in reply to #84492) Subject: RE: Lietuvninkai
Arūnas Armonas - 2011-05-24 11:48
Evolutionated, shortened? When? Maybe in 17th centyry?
Repeating again, read Z. Zinkevičius, read all 6 volumes before comenting.
I don't remeber in what, but rerally exists explanation. name lietuvininkas was preseverved in by Prussian Lithuanians, and in eastern parts of Lithuanian settlement (now in Belarus, Opsa etc.) till 20th century, now slavicized.
Because in 16th when according to you lithuanians migrated to Nederuva they still used unshortened name.
Not according by me. According by many professionals - Lithuanians migated to Nadrovia. Preserving of the old self-name is not related to migration. It was Lithuanians who shortened own namewer living in Grand duchy of Lithuania.
You Incognito made graet discovery of our history, just I am not sure you alone or in company with ZInkevicius.
When you have nothing to say - it's better to keep silence. Your humour not suits here. Anyway thanks, I'm glad to be in the company with Zinkevičius. As historian he of course isn't specialist, but as linguist, as a specialist of phonems, vowels, language - he's great scientist of Lithuania.