Asva, haya, ghota, etc., Was: Horses

Rolf Heiner Koch roheko at MSN.COM
Tue May 12 05:55:57 EDT 1998


Schleicher (Darwin and linguistic) is never
actual, sorry.
see H. Christmann: Sprachwissenschaft des 19. Jhts
(contains Schleicher's paper)
and see H. Arens: Sprachwissenschaft , 1969 (all
in German)
compare the so called "Wellentheorie" of Joh.
Schmidt etc.

The similarities of the IG language are n o t
monocausal
there are not one root !! there are only *-roots
(= a system of help)



Mfg RHK
roheko at msn.com
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Betreff: Re: Asva, haya, ghota, etc., Was: Horses


>"Paul K. Manansala" <kabalen at MAIL.JPS.NET> wrote:
>
>>Ghota seems somewhat similar to Yenesei-Ostyak
"kuta"
>
>The Proto-Yeniseian is *ku?s (Ket ku?S "cow", Yug
ku?s, Kott, hus^,
>Arin kus, Pumpokol kut).
>
>>and even
>>Austronesian "kud(j)a".
>>
>>Haya has been connected with the English word
"horse."
>
>Horse is related to Sankrit ku:rd- "to jump".
The word haya- is
>derived from the verbal root hi- "to set in
motion, impel" (< PIE
>*ghei-).
>
>>I believe
>>there is an Indic "hyivor" that compares with an
Old Germanic
>>"hyros" or something like that.
>
>That would be hros(s) = horse, I guess.  See
above.
>
>>Does anyone accept asva > equus?
>
>Not since Schleicher (actually, he reconstructed
*akvas).
>
>
>=======================
>Miguel Carrasquer Vidal
>mcv at wxs.nl
>Amsterdam
>



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