Re: [tied] Artemis and the Bear (long)

From: João Simões Lopes Filho
Message: 4407
Date: 2000-10-17

Is The badger a quick animal?
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From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Sent: Monday, October 16, 2000 9:58 PM
Subject: Re: [tied] Artemis and the Bear (long)

Joao wrote:
Can Celt *tasko-/tazgo- suggest a *tagsku- ? *tagzu-?
I think the -sk-/-zg- alternation (and the -sk-/-ks- metathesis) are just those little disorderly things that often happen to animal names, which tend to be morphologically unmotivated and dialectally variable.
As I said in a previous e-mail I think Greek trokhos "badger" can be a metathesis of *tokhros < *toks-ros
Isn't it simpler to derive it from trekho: 'move quickly'?