Re: [tied] Re: IE and their dogs : long-haired sheepdogs

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 16866
Date: 2002-11-23

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From: tgpedersen
Sent: Saturday, November 23, 2002 11:57 AM
Subject: [tied] Re: IE and their dogs : long-haired sheepdogs

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

You'd need a process to turn non-IE *r (as in *kwir) into PIE *n (as in *k^[u]wo:n, which, BTW, is not a heteroclitic stem), plus an explanation why the IEs borrowed a Far Eastern word for an animal known to their ancestors already in pre-Neolithic times.

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

Yes, like Three Dogs in a Boat (to Say Nothing of the Man).