Re: IE and their dogs : long-haired sheepdogs

From: anthonyappleyard
Message: 16834
Date: 2002-11-22

--- In cybalist@..., João Simões Lopes Filho <jodan99@...> wrote:
> What is the origin of the European long-haired sheepdogs? ...

It came out today that DNA studies have found that all domestic dogs
are descended from a few female wolves who lived in East Asia around
15000 years ago. If so, a word for "dog" may have travelled west with
the animal, which may explain the resemblance between IE [kuo_n] and
Mandarin Chinese [chu"an], Ancient Chinese [kjwan].