Re: [tied] Scythian tribal names: Paralatai

From: george knysh
Message: 11627
Date: 2001-12-02

--- Piotr Gasiorowski <gpiotr@...> wrote:
> To take the bull by the horns -- I'd like to suggest
> an etymology of "Paralatai". /.../ If we detach the
> <-ta->, what remains is <parala-> < *pararya-
> (approximately).
[And in an immediately following post PG wrote:]

Ossetic has regular liquid dissimilation (if there are
two /r/'s in the same word, the first of them changes
to /l/).

*****GK: Would this mean that in an "Ossetic-type"
Iranian language the original assumed *pararya might
develop into "palarya"? I ask because of implications
in another context, which I will get to if the answer
is affirmative and forget if it is not.*****

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