Re: [tied] Re: Dacian Sounds Laws - (2) Long Vowels

From: Patrick Ryan
Message: 44362
Date: 2006-04-21

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From: alexandru_mg3
Sent: Thursday, April 20, 2006 5:31 PM
Subject: [tied] Re: Dacian Sounds Laws - (2) Long Vowels


As regarding Abdullah derivation PAlb *ka-mai-tya:

1. I fully agree that a prefix kë- exists in Albanian.

2. but the suffix -tya: eng. 'made by' is really used to construct
other nouns from nouns(substances) (not from verbs)  => see a similar
construction in Dacian *Karpa:-tya: (< Rom. CarpaTi) 'made by'
+ 'rock' => 'The Rocky Mountains'




I would be very skeptical of this analysis.

So far as I know, 'rock' never appears as *karp- (with the possible exception of Albanian).

I would speculate that we may be dealing with *ka(:)r- + *pet-, 'wing'.

"made of rock" as a name for a mountain chain  strikes me as highly unlikely.