From: João S. Lopes Filho
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From: Sergejus Tarasovas <S.Tarasovas@...>
Sent: Monday, September 24, 2001 10:29 AM
Subject: [tied] Re: Dravidian in Persia?
> --- In cybalist@..., Miguel Carrasquer Vidal <mcv@...> wrote:
> > On Sat, 22 Sep 2001 11:25:59 -0300, "João S. Lopes Filho"
> > <jodan99@...> wrote:
> > >I have been thinking if this haya- and ji "words" can be cognates
> of Russian zayats and Czech zajic "hare". Perhaps < *g^Hei-,
> something like "speed animal"?
> > Chernych's Russian et. dict. mentions a possible connection with
> > *g^hai-(d)- (Gmc. goat < *gait-, Lat. haedus, as "jumping animal").
> > The Slavic form goes back to *g^(h)a:j-/*g^(h)o:j-, as does Lith.
> > zui~-kis < zo:j- (despite unexpected z- for z^-).
> The origin of Lith. word is still disputable. It well may be an East
> Slavic borrowing (with Samogitian 'grave'-ization of -*a:-, -ik- from
> East Slavic -'a- in unstressed position > -I-?) or a selonianism in
> Standard Lithuanian (I'd vote for this) - in the latter case *z- is
> normal. Cf. also Old Russian (rare, the single occurence, if I'm not
> mistaken) zajati 'jump', Lith. z^ai~sti 'play' < *g^(H)ai- :*g^(H)oi-
> . Still wonder what the formant *-enk- : *-onk- would mean and where
> come from in Slavic.
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