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the "G" over to "K" in the Plattdeutsch (Grimm's Law)
Posted by: Joseph Eckroat (ID *****6576) Date: October 10, 2007 at 11:54:57
In Reply to: Re: Anna Margaretha Eckenroth Conewago Cemetery by Joseph Eckroat of 99

Since her tombstone had the "g" spelled with a "k" it is possible that it was a form of Plattdeutsch/low German. The normal use of "t" in the form of "th" uses the same law found in Grimm's Law.
The "IN" found at the last of the Name "Eckenrothin" was used probably as a mix of Latin/or fem. of German. It was commonly used to distinguish a female.


Grimm's law, an Indo-European p, t, k changed to a Germanic f, th, h, respectively; Indo-European b, d, g to Germanic p, t, k; and similarly Indo-European bh, dh, gh, to Germanic b, d, g. After the western Germanic dialects had developed their own distinctive traits, the High German sound shift occurred


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