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Re: Senjecas on Wikifrath

From:Herman Miller <hmiller@...>
Date:Saturday, August 12, 2006, 2:16
caeruleancentaur wrote:
> Pokorny gives "wiwer-" as a root meaning "squirrel." It is actually > a root meaning "brown" with a reduplicated initial consonant. > English has the word "viverrine" meaning belonging to the > Viverridae, i.e., the civets & mongooses.
It seems to be somwehat widespread -- Welsh is "gwiwer", Lithuanian "voverė". But I didn't know "viverrine" was related.
>> > > This is an interesting site. I assume it's in Czech, but I'm no > expert. Familiar to me also is the word "jelen" for some kind of > deer. There is a PIE root "elen-" which means a deer. And "volk," > wolf, is from the PIE root "wlkwo-." And the bear is "medbar," > which has to do with honey-eating. The PIE root "medhu-" is given > as meaning honey or mead.
.SI is Slovenia, so it's likely Slovene. The Serbo-Croatian words are similar, but wolf is "vuk", for instance. Czech has "vlk". I can guess the Senyecan word for "wolf" might be in the "ɱ" section (and it turns out to be "ɱe̋lc̆es").