Words and Proper Names


Hamp (Eric P.): On North European *ɔ in Celtic.
In ZCP 46 (1994), pp. 11–12.
Argues that European *ɔ > *o before high vowels (nom. muir *mori-, with raising) but > *a before non-high vowels (gen. muir < *maro-).
Mac Mathúna (Liam): Continuity and innovation in Early Irish words for ‘water expanse’.
In Studien zum indogermanischen Wortschatz (1987), pp. 83–99.
Inland pool, lake: linn and loch; Coastal inlet: inber, gabul, gobél, cúan and muincenn; The sea: muir, ler, fairrge and ocían.