Re: [tied] The "n" in ALAN

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 16828
Date: 2002-11-21

Sorry, I sent an "empty reply" a moment ago.

My impression is that the adjective *arya(:)na- existed independently in Iranian and that it tended to be confused with the practically synonymous *arya:na:m 'of the Aryas', finally giving rise to substantivised *arya:na-. Such forms are certainly hard to distinguish in the material.


----- Original Message -----
From: wtsdv
Sent: Thursday, November 21, 2002 10:45 PM
Subject: Re: [tied] The "n" in ALAN

I always thought, but can't remember where I first got the idea,
that the '-an' in 'Alan' and the Ossetic suffix '-on' were from
the Indo-Iranian genit. plur. '-a:na:m'. Should I forget about