From: Rick McCallister
> The connection of *laks "salmon" with Tokharian____________________________________________________________________________________
> is unclear, and it does not work so well
> from a phonetic point of view, as you underline.
> I believe this is phonetic Fancy.
> I suppose Peter Pan flew over this little pond.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Piotr Gasiorowski
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Sent: Tuesday, September 18, 2007 12:15 AM
> Subject: Re: [tied] Renfrew's theory renamed as
> On 2007-09-17 23:38, stlatos wrote:
> > The intermediate form must have been -kWkW-
> which could be changed
> > by analogy to -kYkY- if obviously related to a
> word with -kYu-.
> I agree. The 'horse' word may be related to Gk.
> o:kús, but the
> relationship is far from obvious.
> > This only works with kYw not kw; *LakYu+s has
> e>a by L.
> > *LakYko+s 'little pond dweller, fish'
> > *LakYkos
> > *LakYxos
> > *LakYs.os
> But Gmc. laxsa-, Lith. la~s^is, Slavic *lososI all
> mean 'salmon', and
> Ossetic läsäg and Arm. losdi, 'salmon trout'. TB
> läks 'fish' is a loan
> borrowed from a language which had something like
> *loksos at a time when
> PToch. had no *o (so the word was adopted as
> *luksu- > *l&ks&). Salmon
> and trout are hardly describable as little
> pond-dwellers. Then, what
> about Slavic *loky/*lokUv- 'pond, pool'?
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