Re: [tied] Re: Euxine Event.; DOGS; CUINTL

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 4127
Date: 2000-10-04

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Subject: Re: [tied] Re: Euxine Event.; DOGS; CUINTL<KWEN ?

The IE word for 'dog' is *k(u)wo:n, Acc. *kwonm, Gen. *kunos. The e-grade form *kwen- is unknown to me.
Anyway, your analysis of xoloitzcuintli is faulty. It's actually xolotl + itzcuintli = Nahuatl 'Xolotl's dog' (as far as I know, there are skulls of dogs resembling the xoloitzcuintli that date to over 3000 years BP). If, as seems to be the case, no indigenous American breeds were among those considered by the study you mentioned, no wonder that they are left out of the classification. I don't see any mention of the dingo either. It only menas that the classification is incomplete and can only be regarded as preliminary.
Joao wrote:
But Chihuaha was present in Mexico before the Spanish conquerors, wasn't it??? I don't believe it was brought by Spanish. Even Chihuahua was brought from Spaniards, Mexico had Xolotzcuintl (Mexican hairless dog, literally Dog of Xolotl, the Aztecan dog-headed god of dead). Is it CUINTL so similar to IE *KWEN-, isn't it? Mystery...