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Bear (was: Re: HORSA vs. EXWA

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  • Richard Wordingham
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 21, 2013
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      --- In cybalist@yahoogroups.com, "Francesco Brighenti" wrote:
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      > --- In cybalist@yahoogroups.com, "Tavi" wrote:
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      > > Latin ursus looks like a loanword from a "satem" language,
      > > possibly Georgiev's "Pelasgian".
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      > De Vaan (Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the Other Italic Languages, s.v. ursus) proposes that "some kind of tabooistic distortion probably affected the word for 'bear' [in Latin]."
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      > > From our previous discussion about sound correspondences of the
      > > IE 'bear' word, I'd recall the velar stop in Hittite hartagga-
      > > doesn't derive from a "thorny cluster" but rather from a suffix like
      > > Turkic qarsaq 'steppe fox', a long-range cognate.
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      > The Hittite form is phonetically hartak(k)a- < hartka-, perfectly explainable as a reflex of PIE *h2r.tk'o- 'bear'. See Puhvel at
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      > http://tinyurl.com/ayra9ga
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      > Regards,
      > Francesco
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