Re: [tied] for people who know albanian

From: altamix
Message: 14328
Date: 2002-08-14

If this "balash/balosh" thing is genuine, I suspect Slavic influence: the suffix <-osz> (also widespread in Slavic hypocoristic names like Milos^) is common in Polish horse-related terms like <karosz> 'black horse', <siwosz> 'grey horse', <bial/osz> 'white horse', <gniadosz> 'bay' and <srokosz> 'roan'.
[Moeller] I dont know if this is genuine or not Piotr. This is why I asked someone who knows albanian, because my source said the albanians have too a word "balash" which is supposed to have the same meaning as the romanian balan/balai.We should have to wait,maybe an albanian would reply us.