Horse Sense

From: Richard Wordingham
Message: 57258
Date: 2008-04-13

--- In, "fournet.arnaud" <fournet.arnaud@...>

> There are no horses in Anatolia where PIE originates.

Must've been eaten :) There are neolithic horse bones at Çatalhöyük.

> The domesticated one is *kuH2on,

So why is the zero grade attested with a short vowel (Greek kyn-,
Sanskrit çun-)? (I think the laryngeal can be dealt with in Germanic
*hunðam > English _hound_.)

> or *do?k or *di?k,

Have you got a cognate for English _dog_? Note that the final /g/
cannot regularly derive from Proto-Germanic.