Re: [tied] Re: OE *picga

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 16579
Date: 2002-11-01

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From: tgpedersen
Sent: Thursday, October 31, 2002 1:05 PM
Subject: [tied] Re: OE *picga

> Considering that Manansal's/my list contains less than 100 roots of coincidence, isn't it surprising how much mileage I can get out of it? Every time a central idea in IE comes up I can find a match for it on the list? Unless one wants to consider the alternative: there was contact?
Finding root equations is easy. I've just perused a list of about 100 Malgasy words and found several intriguing matches between Malagasy and Russian. Here are the most suggestive ones:
Mal. vorona 'bird' : Russ. vorona 'crow'
Mal. volo 'hair', Russ volos 'hair'
Mal. riaka 'current', Russ. r'eka 'river'
Mal. zato 'hundred', Russ. sto 'hundred'
Mal. fasika 'sand' : Russ. p'esok 'sand'
Mal. feno 'full' : Russ. polno 'full'
Mal. eto 'here' : Russ. eto 'this'