Re: [tied] Bangani

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 14743
Date: 2002-08-29

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From: alexmoeller@...
Sent: Thursday, August 29, 2002 12:18 PM
Subject: Re: [tied] Bangani

> I should give you some exemples of it, all of these words are words with unknown ethymology:
> ... cotrob√£i= to look for something, to search
Why not connect it with It. trovare, Fr. trouve, Sp. Port. trovar, Prov. trobar, etc. 'find, invent'? What's wrong with that?

> ... And they can be connected with much indulgence only with the "place". a place to lay, a place to conquer, a place where you
Neither 'look for' nor 'invade' have a direct semantic connection with 'place'. You could just as well say that they are connected with 'a thing' or 'a person' -- a statement general enough to be meaningless.
As for <cutropi>, there are a couple of possibilities, but I'd need access to relevant publications to verify them. Maybe later.