Re: [tied] Neperke

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 15191
Date: 2002-09-06

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From: George S t a n a
Sent: Friday, September 06, 2002 12:50 PM
Subject: [tied] Neperke

>>I have encountered one (nëpërkë) as a child on the hills of Durrës,
>>near the coast, central Albania.

>Is the last syllable in this word, "-kë", a suffix?
If it were, I'd start hunting for a Slavic prototype. -ka (--> -kë) is found in numerous Slavic loans in Albanian. Like -nik, -icë, -ak or -ishte it even enjoys some degree of productivity. Nothing springs to mind, however.