Re: [tied] Re: slavic "dalto"

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 20733
Date: 2003-04-03

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From: "Abdullah Konushevci" <akonushevci@...>
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Sent: Thursday, April 03, 2003 11:02 AM
Subject: [tied] Re: slavic "dalto"

> According to you and others in the list, Albanians may have they
words gdhe 'gral, knot' (it has also very cruel figurative
meaning 'stupid') and also gdhend 'to rough-polish, to carve' (it
has also figurative meaning 'to emancipate'), but they waiting
another people to get their word for tool - dalta 'chisel'.
Albanian has also many derivates of this name: daltoj,
daltues,daltim, but their are linguisticley irrelevant.


These derivatives are not irrelevant, but there is a diference between them and the Balto-Slavic cognates enumerated by Sergei. Slavic has the verb root _from_ which *dolto is derived (figuratively, the "mother" of *dolto), and a host of other deverbal derivatives ("sisters" of *dolto). You are telling us that Albanian has words derived _from <daltë>_ (its "daughters" in Albanian), which is hardly surprising. Once a language has borrowed a word, it begins to produce new derivatives.