Re: [tied] Re: Eagle and salt

From: Miguel Carrasquer
Message: 16930
Date: 2002-11-29

On Fri, 29 Nov 2002 14:18:27 -0000, "tgpedersen"
<tgpedersen@...> wrote:

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

It's apparently a suffix. I don't know what if anything it means.

>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.

Adelaar, Adler are composites made of adel + *aran "eagle".

Miguel Carrasquer Vidal