Re: Horse Sense

From: fournet.arnaud
Message: 57292
Date: 2008-04-14

>> There are no horses in Anatolia where PIE originates.

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

Not Neolithic.
- 2000 is well beyond Neolithic.

>> 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_.)
Another possibility is *kuH1on? (to account for Chinese quan2)
Maybe it's better.

>> 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.
It looks like a LW,
but NWB does not help, as we might expect *dikk- or *dokk-