Re: [tied] OE *docga 'Fido'?

From: tgpedersen
Message: 16466
Date: 2002-10-21

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: tgpedersen
> To: cybalist@...
> Sent: Saturday, October 19, 2002 11:58 AM
> Subject: Re: [tied] OE *docga 'Fido'?
> --- In cybalist@..., João Simões Lopes Filho <jodan99@...> wrote:
> > In the case of HOG there's a clear relation to Welsh hwch <
*huccos < *Celtic *succos.
> But what do you make of Swedish 'sugga' "sow" then (sorry, I don't
have a Swedish Etym Dict)? Danish instead has 'so' "sow". Perhaps
North Germanic Verschärfung?

--- In cybalist@..., Piotr Gasiorowski <piotr.gasiorowski@...>
> Some have seen a "hardened" laryngeal in Gmc. sugo: (e.g. OE sugu >
ME souwe > sow; the gemination in Swedish is expressive, as in the
hypocoristic forms previously discussed), but I think a suffix
(diminutive *-k-) is far more likely: *su-k-á: > *sugo:. Apart from
that derivative, Germanic also has the basic root noun *su:- (OHG
su:, ON sýr, acc./dat. sú, a reflex of which occurs in Danish, cf.
ko 'cow' : ON [Icel.] kýr, kú), and the de-adjectival neuter *sw-i:n-
> Piotr

But is that related to the suffix in 'pig' and 'dog'? And what is the
relation to the Celtic *succos?

BTW strange that *su- "one's own; in-laws(?)" are related to swine in
IE, as if the pig was part of the family. Even stranger that
something similar occurs in Austronesian ("pet pig").

The peoples of New Guinea and Oceania are known to have pet pigs. Not
so the IE speakers?