Re: Fire and the naughty little squirrel
From: Sergejus Tarasovas
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, "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
>Slavic *susUl- for Citellus.
By the way, how would you explain absence of expected *susUl->*suxUl-
. Late borrowing? Onomatopoeic word not under normal rules?