Re: IE and their dogs : long-haired sheepdogs

From: tgpedersen
Message: 16860
Date: 2002-11-23

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Richard Wordingham
> To: cybalist@...
> Sent: Friday, November 22, 2002 7:18 PM
> Subject: [tied] Re: IE and their dogs : long-haired sheepdogs
> --- In cybalist@..., "anthonyappleyard" <MCLSSAA2@...> wrote:
> > Mandarin Chinese [chu"an], Ancient Chinese [kjwan].
> But our expert on Chinese believes the Old Chinese word was 'kwir'
> ).
> Richard.

--- In cybalist@..., Piotr Gasiorowski <piotr.gasiorowski@...>
> I was going to raise the same point. Plus, if the molecular-clock
dating is roughly correct and wolves were domesticated some 15,000
years ago, that probably means that domesticated dogs (and names for
them) occurred practically _everywhere_ by the end of the
Pleistocene. And where's the proof that the people who lived in
palaeolithic China were the linguistic ancestors of the Chinese?
> Piotr

r/n-stem? Or rather, if there is a process in IE which can turn n >
r, where's the problem?

Something to feast your eyes on:


BTW how do dogs occur? Is this related to the fact that dogs (and
those who believe they own them) have feet (and boats)?