> Yes, Latin lux/luce- comes from PIE *leuk- "light/bright" - but PIE
> cannot give us a Celtic lug-
Why? Is not -eu- a u-sound? And couldn't k be softened to g? It seems
to me when we're dealing with stuff that's 3000 years old and there's
no written language etc and one scratched up piece of bronze that
everybody argues about and then--- (not being mean, really), we have
people up at the University with their opinions (based as they are
on real work, I know).
But using my common-sense (I know you don't believe in it, :)), it seems
that Lugu is a Sun-god, a god of light (leuk), because there are so
many Lugdunums, founded for important gods obviously. But really!:
let's name the Hill-fort after the <God of Oaths>... "I don't think so,
Gefuntorix, let's dedicate it to the goddam shining Sun-god!!" (Cries
of drunken agreement...)
Point 2: I don't think the Keltoi had a <god of oaths>. You've read
the Punic Wars, right? (Did I mean the Gallic wars?)
Is there really evidence for a GOO? Is seems to me (I'm havin' a common
sense attack again!), that people (now and forver) swear on the highest
power lyin' about, God or Jesus or the Devil ... Or Lugu.
Maybe *leugh came from Lug and that's why it was (mistakenly) called
the GOO. See, I can theorize too, and I'm just an idiot.
How many times have you heard: "I swear by Jonda <<the God of Oaths>>,
that you are the dipiest chick I've ever seen..."
> (note that *leuk _does_ give us Celtic
> louc-/leuc-, as in Loucetius - the god of lightning). Some have
> that there was a variant of PIE *leuk- with a -g-, *leug-, but this is
> purely hypothetical and unattested in any other IE branch.
Your books can kill my books.
> A Celtic Lugus can only be derived from a PIE *leug- or *leugh-.
Is that the consensus of scholars or your opinion?
Anyway, very interesting!
"Dygogan Awen Dygobryssyn"