Re: Influence of Gothic language on Spanish
Since, as Quiviscumque has said, the Visigoths were very latinized and (unlike the Al-Andalusian Arabs) they eventually stopped using their own language, it's not strange at all. It would have been prestigious even for their Roman subjects to use Gothic names in their Latinized versions, especially when Visigoths finally recanted their Arianism and adopted Catholicism. And also the same may be said about other German tribes that ruled previously in some parts of the Peninsula.
Originally Posted by germanbz
Last edited by ampurdan; 12th July 2013 at 2:37 PM.
Dale un pez y comerá un día, dale una caña y pedirá una tapa.