We do not see many of the place names before the arrival of the Norman
I think the Saxon enclaves would be searate -ing place names, with -ton
and -hamm (-ham ?) added as they got bigger.
It is still arguable. You have to make up your own mind on the balance of
Question: does wic occur in France? Combe is arguably pre-Saxon (OE). My
knowledge falls down on a few place names. I've forgotten.
On Wed, 19 Jul 2006 14:48:32 +0100, Rob <[log in to unmask]>
>I fail to see how you can say that wic and Stret were Romanised Germanic
>words. If they were Romanised words why do we not see them prior to the
>influx of the Saxon tribes?
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>This is an arguable point. What does the balance of evidence indicate?
>The linguists have always (perhaps not all of them) have argued for a mass
>Saxon immigigration and genocide, which I never believed for a minute.
>Therefore, they argued that the Saxons brought their Latinised names over
>from Germany like wic, stret etc. Despite the Roman archaeological
>But I never believed in the genocide on a mass scale*. A few examples, of
>course, e.g. Anderitum became Pevensey (Balkans style). (* Even with modern
>weapons it does not work very well.)
>My point is that not only can we reassess the Saxon immigration (if you
>needed to), but we can do the same with the Romans before them ! Coin
>On Wed, 19 Jul 2006 14:28:42 +0100, Rob <[log in to unmask]>
>>I owuld have thought that Southwick and Wykham names were Saxon. Wyck or
>>its variants in my understanding refer to a Saxon trading place as in
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>>Following on from this with the Roman invasion of Britain. The Romans
>>probably did the same thing before AD 43.
>>They had their enclaves of Romanised immigrants especially in Sussex. They
>>never needed to invade Sussex because they were already there!
>>For the linguists, why are there no Celtic (unless you count Lewes?) place
>>names in Sussex. Because the Romans got rid of most of them and then the
>>Saxons got rid of the rest. There are still part Roman place names.
>>Portslade, Stretham, Southwick, Wyckham, plus.
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