[tied] Re: Sobaka and Iranian

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 16060
Date: 2002-10-08

--- In cybalist@..., george knysh <gknysh@...> wrote:

> *****GK: Could Arabic be a source of the epenthetic
> "o"? We know they turned the Byzantine "sklav" into
> something like "saqalibah". And Arab merchants traded
> actively (via the Caucasus)with the Khazars (and Volga
> Bulgars, and East European Slavs)*****

A good idea. Something like *saba:ka: from *spaka- could well be due
to a Semitic "filter". Iranian --> Aramaic --> Arabic --> Khazar -->
East Slavic?