From: Abdullah Konushevci
> > As everyone could understands, we have here to do with pureSlavic
> > loans from (proto-)Albanian, becouse, as we see, these words indolbU and
> > Slavic are orphans.
> > For me, this issue is closed.
> I don't see your point. Proto-Slavic *dolbto (along with *(na)
> other deverbals) is an impeccable (as to the sound change andderivation
> models in charge) derivative of the root found in *delbti ~*dolbati ~
> *dIlbati ~ *dIlbiti 'peck, chisel' (< *dHelbH- ~ *dHolbH~ *dHlbH-), so
> it's not an orphan; it's also an impeccable direct cognate ofOPruss.
> <dalptan> 'chisel' (both < BSl. *dalbta(n)). The reflexes of theselanguages
> Proto-Slavic verbs themselves are galore in present-day Slavic
> and they still mean 'peck, chisel, hole, hammer' (there are alsosome
> metaphoric meanings, eg, in Russian <zadolbál> is what you havedone to
> me, and probably to some other members on the list by sticking onyour
> These verbs are by no means orphans: they have Baltic brothers
> Lithuanian <del~bti> *'batter down, drive down' > 'look down, throwused
> one's eyes to the ground', <délba> 'shaft of a hayfork; pole (esp.
> to drive something in or down)'), from whence one can concludethey have
> parents as well.loans
> Do you mean the Slavic verbs and their Baltic cognates are 'pure
> from (Proto-)Albanian'? What are the (Proto-)Albanian sources forthe