Because of the consonants [ss], [st], [ft], [nt], the vowel [a] became longer pla:
The Vikings First, why do we care about the Vikings? By the 13th century the Norman descendents of the Vikings in Europe had literally gone from being an annoyance to the most powerful force in Christendom.
William the Conqueror, a direct descendent of Rollo had conquered England. Southern Italy, Sicily and the Holy Land were all under Norman control, and the Templar Knights had built a commercial empire the likes of which no one had ever seen, visible in the hundreds of castles and churches they erected across Christendom.
Few really appreciate the Vikings and their influence — the English words for four of the days of the week are in fact named for Viking gods or royal figures.
Wednesday is named for Woden, the first great god-king of the Norse in Scandinavia. Tuesday, which I left for last, is named for the Viking god of war and justice, Tyr or Tiw, Grimms and verners laws being literally "Tiw's day".
Reading 'Tyr', as the god's name is usually spelled, sent up a red flag in my head when I had become interested in the possible northern Levant modern Lebanon and Syria roots of the Vikings, for one of the great coastal cities of Canaan which the Greeks called Phoenicia was Tyre.
Is it a coincidence? Both are known as having been expert ship builders. Now, I can't really say for sure how many Viking or Phoenician ships actually sported red and white striped sails, but both are nearly always represented that way, and the construction of the ships of the two peoples was strikingly similar.
Beruit Coat of Arms The flag of Lebanon and the coat of arms of Beruit, a city founded by the Phoenicians as Berytusreflect the use of red and white as a color theme in ancient Phoenicia. I kind of giggle to myself whenever I eat at TGI Friday's, with their signature red and white stripes everywhere, for the simple fact that our word for Friday is handed down from Frigg, the Viking goddess-queen.
I suspect that her name in turn derived from Phrygia. Most won't get the irony of that yetbut file this in the back of your head somewhere — the ritual orgies of the Corybantes of Phrygia, like a Friday night at TGIF, were notorious for being wild and noisy.
Surely it's a coincidence I know, but what about the red and white stripes of the American flag? Or the same stripes on the flag of the British East india Trading company?
Or the flag of Imperial Japan? Red and White sure seems to be popular among plundering pirates and commercial empires. When one looks for correllations between the Vikings and Mesopotamian culture in general, more similarities emerge.
This myth has its mirror in the 'tree of life' found in Kabbalah and the mythologies of Sumer and Assyria and which also found its way into the mythos of Egypt, India and even China.
A serpent is often associated with the tree of life, in one of the earliest Sumerian myths Lilitu the model for Lilith in the form of a serpent is coiled around the trunk of Innana's tree of life. The serpent in the garden of Eden is another version. It would be a mistake to think of the pagans who populated the northern Levant and northwestern Mesopotamia in biblical times as "proto-Vikings", for this was a rich cultural fount to which many cultures can potentially trace their roots.
It might be easier to work backwards from Scandinavia to see how the roots of the Vikings might extend back to the Levant and Mesopotamia.A small rebuttal to the (pseudo and fake) Linguistic Claims of Mehire Baris Ankwānḁ Tabakḁ attheheels.com Baris Ankwānḁ Tabakḁ Angūdḁ is an pseudo linguist with no qualifications of knowing linguistics,stated and made false and pseudo videos regarding the linguistic method and made false arguments like IPA vs Provisional.
Grimm’s Law 24 Grimm’s Law First Germanic Consonant Shift (Grimm’s law) (LC) — ﬁrst showed the existence of sound laws Jacob Grimm In Rasmus Rask spelled out the relationship between the Germanic obstruents and the obstruents of the other Indo-European languages.
In , Grimm again wrote on this. TH/Feb. 1 English as Germanic Language; Grimm’s law 4. T/ 6 Grimm’s and Verner’s Law 4. TH/ 8 Grimm’s and Verners.
T/ 13 Test Two* (Languages and Grimm’s) TH/ 15 Early settlement/invasion of Britain 5. T/ 20 OE culture and literature. Grimm’s Law Essay Sample. Grimm’s law, description of the regular correspondences in Indo-European languages formulated by Jacob Grimm in his Deutsche Grammatik (–37; “Germanic Grammar”); it pointed out prominent correlations between the Germanic and other Indo-European languages of Europe and western Asia.
A documentary by Dāvis Sīmanis, a Latvian filmmaker. The story is about the boundary between independent Latvia and its former Soviet past, both physical and mental, represented by border towns and characters on either side of the modern border. Grimms and Verners Laws, treatment of fricatives.
The changes of consonants in PG were first formulated in terms of a phonetic law by Jacob Grimm in the early 19 th c. and are often called Grimms law.
It is also known as the First or Proto-Germanic consonant shift.