From: george knysh
> --- In cybalist@..., Piotr Gasiorowski******GK: How modern? Would you include the Alans
> >>Russ. sobaka [also Ukr. sobaka and Bel. sabaka --
> S.T.](not a pan-
> Slavic word) is generally assumed to be a loan from
> Iranian, but it
> appears to be relatively modern (_not_ from Scythian
> or Sarmatian)
> and perhaps not _directly_ from Iranian.
>*****GK: Because Kashubian and Upper Silesian Pol.
> Vasmer argues that Polish dial. (Upper Silesia) and
> _sobaka_ can't be loans from East Slavic "for
> geographical reasons",
> by I don't see his point.