European hydrotoponymy (III): from Old European to Palaeo-Germanic and the Nordwestblock

The study of hydrotoponymy shows a prevalent initial Old European layer in central and northern Germany, too, similar to the case in Iberia, France, Italy, and the British Isles. The recent paper on Late Proto-Indo-European migrations by Frederik Kortlandt relies precisely on this ancestral layer as described by J├╝rgen Udolph to support a Danubian expansion … Continue reading European hydrotoponymy (III): from Old European to Palaeo-Germanic and the Nordwestblock