Transcription and translation of 60 inscriptions (out of a total of some 70) from ancient Gaul have been achieved by using dialectal Slovenian as a catalyst. To a much 1esser degree, the Croatian Kajkavian, Chakavian, and even Shtokavian are of occasional assistance.
Etymological parallelism can be found in the toponymy of the following tribes, among others: the SALUVII, VELAVII, SECUSIAVI, MANDUBII, VOLCE RECOMCI, RUTENI, KOVALI, PETRUGORII, CADURCI, VASATI, BELLOVACI, VIVISCI, MEDULI, BOII, VENETI.
Particularly compelling is the Slavic propensity for combinational compounding reflected in such toponyms and hydronyms as: MALIGORNAY, MALVRAN, MALPÉRIE, MALLEPEYRE, MALATRAY, MALIJAY, MALAGROY, RAJASSE, JASSENOVE, GLEYSENOVE, NOVZERINES, MIRANDOL, MÉRINDOL, MIRALASSE, SPAGNAGOL, TREGLAVUS, TREGORNAN, PUTHOD, VUIDEPOT, BOURBILLY, BELEYMAS, SÉLÉMOYÉ, BRONANTRCAR, KOZLOVEDIC, VODEVREL, TALIVAUD, VERZOLET River, LENDREVIÉ, GANAVEIX River, VÉZÉNOBRES, ROGISTAN, TARTARAS, GROISSIAT, PIQUOTALEN, SAMOGNAT, RADEGONDE, CUISIAT, COUYRASSEAU, MENJERAS, NABOULIERAS, TUGERAS, BESSUNIÉRAS.
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