Re: Renfrew's theory renamed as Vasco-Caucasian

From: tgpedersen
Message: 50254
Date: 2007-10-10

--- In, Rick McCallister <gabaroo6958@...> wrote:
> I'd definitely like to see all of you do something
> with that substrate --i.e. see if it links to anything
> else, find more substrate words common to Saami &
> Scandinavian, or even Baltic
> As I remember <eider (duck, down)> is a substrate
> word. Anything like that in Saami?

Hm. Is this a trick question?
Straight out of Aikio's article:
The following list contains North Saami words which have no known
etymology and no acceptable cognates in the other Uralic branches
Animals and animal body parts, including:
hávda 'eider' (? << *ávda, cf SaaSk [Skolt Saami] audd; note also Old
Norse æðr 'eider' - due to the sound correspondence between Saami and
Norse the word cannot be a direct loan in either direction)