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Sylvia Sotomayor wrote:
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> Yeah, okay, I just wonder how many of those words in the StraightDope answer
> actually contain one of the two roots for snow.

I noticed two contained the syllable "taq", I wonder if that's a root,
or mere co-incidence?  But, other than that, they appear to be
unrelated, at least at a glance.  If they use any kind of ablaut, then
there's several others that may be related, like _hiko_ and the _hiku-_
of _hikuliaq_.  Eight of the seventeen end in -aq, I wonder if that has
a meaning, or just more co-incidence?

But, of course, some of these words refer to _ice_, rather than _snow_.
And is certainly a lot less than "hundreds", as has been claimed by
some.

And he goes on to say that they have "20 words for trout", without any
examples.  Hmm, is there gonna be a "Great Eskimo Trout Hoax", now, with
people claiming hundreds of words?  ;-)

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