Re: [tied] Re: Modern Greek patronymic suffix -POULOS

From: george knysh
Message: 17351
Date: 2003-01-03

--- Piotr Gasiorowski <piotr.gasiorowski@...>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <S.Tarasovas@...>
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> Sent: Thursday, January 02, 2003 11:40 PM
> Subject: [tied] Re: Modern Greek patronymic suffix
> > Cf. also *ajIko ~ *ajIce 'egg' and Ossetic <ajk> ~
> <ajk�> 'egg'.
> I've written about it before. Since Slavic retains
> the base form *aje < *a:ja- (absent from
> Indo-Iranian) with the characteristic absence of *w,
> my suspicion is that we are dealing with a Slavic
> loan in Iranian in this case. The Scythians bought
> our eggs and told our ancestors how many they needed
> (*sat�, please) :)
> Piotr

*****GK: Probably "100 or else..." (and don't think
that we're scared of your werewolves either...)(:-)))
I have a follow up, which may be completely off the
wall, but I knew I had to ask this somewhere sometime,
and now seems as good an opportunity as any. If an
Iranic connection for a -KO ending seems possible in
the West, is it also possible in the East, or do we
have to do here with completely coincidental and
foreign developments (i.e. foreign to the speculative
Western ones)? There are, I think, some Japanese names
(and perhaps words too?) which end in -KO. One theory
about the settlement of the Japanese isles had it that
there was an ancient component from the steppes of
Eurasia (along with others from elsewhere incl.
Polynesia). Could this Japanese -KO be therefrom, or
is it explained by different rules/contacts?*****

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