- I ran into Lak (East Caucasian) ch:it:u cat Does anyone know any other terms from Caucasus or Middle Eastern languages? Given that the domestic catMessage 1 of 140 , Jun 30, 2007View SourceI ran into
Lak (East Caucasian) ch:it:u "cat"
Does anyone know any other terms from Caucasus or
Middle Eastern languages?
Given that the domestic cat originated there, it might
shed some light on the matter.
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- ... Yes. ... To be honest, I ve not paid any attention to them, so I have no opinion. BrianMessage 140 of 140 , Sep 24, 2011View SourceAt 10:26:26 AM on Monday, September 19, 2011, Torsten wrote:
>> Perfectly normal in Germanic. Six others:Yes.
>> *libnō- 'be left over',
>> *libjanaN 'to live';
>> *fra-luznō- 'become lost',
>> *fra-leusanaN 'to lose';
>> *þurznō- 'to dry out (intr.), wither',
>> *þersanaN 'to dry out' (trans.);
>> *ga-sturknō- 'to dry up (intr.), thicken',
>> *ga-sterkanaN 'to cause to harden';
>> *waknō- 'to wake up (intr.)',
>> *wakjanaN 'to wake (someone) up; to be awake';
>> *liznō- 'to learn',
>> *laizijanaN 'to teach'.
>> The pair
>> *warnō- 'to take heed; to warn',
>> *warjanaN 'to protect'
>> fits the pattern well.
> So you're saying there are two suffixes in play here
> *-nó:- and *´-(j)a-n- ?
> Thanks for pointing that out.To be honest, I've not paid any attention to them, so I have
> Would you say the correspondences to *war- and *war-Vn-
> outside Germanic which Tavi pointed out are spurious then?