Re: Crows and Garlands

From: Peter P
Message: 25223
Date: 2003-08-21

--- In, Piotr Gasiorowski
<piotr.gasiorowski@...> wrote:
> Hence also Finnish <korppi> (Korppi huus: "Ei milloinkaan"). To be
> the final /-i/ betrays a relatively recent loan.
> Piotr

E.A. Poe in Finnish? What next? Even though 'raven' is a loan from
Swedish, 'crow' seems to be in most FU languages.

Hung. - varja'
Finnish - variks- (nom. sing. varis)

This reminds me of Richard's post.

*k-? Pokorny (root #919) has a nice set of 'magpie' words, e.g.
Sanskrit _sa:rika:_

This appears in Finnish as 'harakka' magpie. presumably borrowed
from Baltic.

Peter P