Re: [tied] PIE root for "to fart"?

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 17244
Date: 2002-12-22

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Subject: Re: [tied] PIE root for "to fart"?

> Piotr, I know that in "Guns Germs and Steel" by Jared Diamond,
> suggests that *pferd was the PIE form.

I know the book but haven't got it to hand at the moment. Why such a curious form? "Pferd" is the German word for 'horse', but there was no such thing as *pf in PIE!