Re: [tied] for people who know albanian

From: Cristian Mocanu
Message: 14322
Date: 2002-08-14

AFAIK Standard Albanian for "white" is "(i) bardhe". I am not aware of specifically horse-related terminology. This is usually very specific in many languages. "Balan" and "balai" are Romanian words. "Balan" is used for a white horse, "balai" is used to designate a person's (fair) hair.Or did you come to your question starting from these Romanian words?
   Incidentally, it is generally believed there is a connection between Romanian "barza" (stork) and "i bardhe". This is why Rom. "barza" has been explained through the Pre-Roman substrate.