70963Re: Raven words
- Feb 20, 2013--- In email@example.com, "dgkilday57" <dgkilday57@...> wrote:
>This word, of which I wasn't aware before, is rather interesting, although it doesn't contradict my own hypothesis. http://newstar.rinet.ru/cgi-bin/response.cgi?single=1&basename=/data/ie/pokorny&text_number=1500&root=config
> > > This is wonderful for an Indo-European list: onomatopoetics instead of
> > > etymology, while as for *perkwu-s one likes a chain of loans and the
> > > other one detects optional rules...
> > In my (not humble) opinion, the word 'oak' is a substrate loanword from some language spoken in Paleolithic Europe.
> Then what is _parkat.i:_ f. 'Ficus infectoria' doing in Sanskrit?
The meaning 'oak', also found as a substrate relic in NEC *Xwy:rkV 'tree, oak-tree', points to an origin in SE Europe. The NEC form also provides us with valuable information about the original initial cluster. http://newstar.rinet.ru/cgi-bin/response.cgi?single=1&basename=/data/cauc/caucet&text_number=+149&root=config
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