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, "stlatos" <sean@...> wrote:
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, johnvertical@ wrote:
> > Background: I've been exploring some evidence for a possible unknown Uralic substrate in Finnic. One feature of this hypothetical substrate would be *w > pp after a liquid, e.g. _kärppä_ "stoat" vs. PU *käDwä "weasel".
> The ev. here:
> isn't for
> *käDwä "weasel"
> *kaDwa "female (of small fur animals)"
> Saam (Lapp): gaDfe (N) 'mustela erminea femina'
> Mari (Cheremis): kol'á 'mouse'
> Khanty (Ostyak): köjëN
> Mansi (Vogul): kal'
> Hungarian: hölgy 'Dame; (altung.) Braut, Liebste; Hermelin'
That range of meanings seems to fit best w:
kaçi:ká:- (f) = young weasel RV S; akHis -i- = weasel Ar;
rel. to (probl.):
ka:kom \ ka:kum = stoat MP; ? >> qa:qum Tk; ? >> kHakHum \ kngum Ar;
w kHakHum apparently < * kHakYH(y)um w assim. to either both k or kY (shown by some modern forms like c^'ässEum ), but a direct rel. isn't clear.