Re: Eagle and salt

From: tgpedersen
Message: 16923
Date: 2002-11-29

--- In cybalist@..., Miguel Carrasquer <mcv@...> wrote:
> On Thu, 28 Nov 2002 11:35:21 -0000, "Piotr Gasiorowski"
> <piotr.gasiorowski@...> wrote:
> >Any particular reason for this correction?
> I was thinking about Latin sa:l, salis. But that doesn't have
a /d/,
> so the correction was unnecessary.
> =======================
> Miguel Carrasquer Vidal
> mcv@...

How rather annoying! Since the archive function doesn't work I can't
find your reconstruction of the "eagle" word. I believe it was **xar-

Two questions:

1) is the second element a suffix or a separate morpheme, and if the
latter, what does it mean?

2) is the first element equal to the *ar- of *ar-ja-(possibly as
totem animal)? I'm thinking of Dutch adelaar, German Adler,
literally "noble (bird/eagle)?", which shows the idea was not that
alien to the PIE speakers.

And I'm sure you'll be delighted to know that "sun" is also on my
list, already with various extensions and suffixes in Austronesian.