From: Piotr Gasiorowski
----- Original Message -----From: alexmoeller@...Sent: Thursday, August 29, 2002 12:18 PMSubject: Re: [tied] Bangani
> I should give you some exemples of it, all of these words are words with unknown ethymology:> ... cotrobãi= to look for something, to searchWhy not connect it with It. trovare, Fr. trouve, Sp. Port. trovar, Prov. trobar, etc. 'find, invent'? What's wrong with that?
> ... And they can be connected with much indulgence only with the "place". a place to lay, a place to conquer, a place where youNeither 'look for' nor 'invade' have a direct semantic connection with 'place'. You could just as well say that they are connected with 'a thing' or 'a person' -- a statement general enough to be meaningless.As for <cutropi>, there are a couple of possibilities, but I'd need access to relevant publications to verify them. Maybe later.Piotr