Re: Fire and the naughty little squirrel

From: Sergejus Tarasovas
Message: 5640
Date: 2001-01-19

--- In, "Piotr Gasiorowski" <gpiotr@...> wrote:
> Regarding squirrels and raptor birds, I'm not aware of any
thunderbird folklore in Eastern Europe. Any opinions from other list

What about Russian ZHar-ptica 'firebird'. It's just a magic bird in
Russian folklore, not directly connected to thunder, but the name
looks promising..

>Slavic *susUl- for Citellus.

By the way, how would you explain absence of expected *susUl->*suxUl-
. Late borrowing? Onomatopoeic word not under normal rules?