I wanted to thank you for all of the attention you have given to my
inquiries. I have some questions I would like to pose to you off-list
because they do not necessarily relate to "Old Irish".
I have been studying the placenames surrounding the Lothian town of
"Livingston", and there appear to be adjacent related placenames that
contain gentive elements of "levin". These include "Linnhouse",
"Lynnwater", "Lennie Hall", "Lennos", "Lethin", and "Linn Manor". I am
correct to assume that "Linnhouse" = Levin's House?, Linnwater = Levin's
I only began to realize the connection when I was looking at the
community of "Levington" located in North Yorkshire. It appears as
"Lentune" in the Domesday Book. This got me to looking at many other
placename which contain the element 'lin' or 'lyn' or any similar variant
thereof. I was aware that Loch Leven is often expressed in Loch Lyon, but I
thought that was a purely Gaelic thing. Does it extend into Anglo Saxon
placenames as well? As I look at names like "Linton", and Leithen Water,
and the "River Lynn", am I looking at genitives?