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On Mon, 23 Nov 1998, Matt Pearson wrote:

> Sally Caves wrote:
>
> > "kohsa" is a stretch from L. canus and IE *kwon, so it doesn't
> >         really count;
>
> It reminds me of Hungarian "kutya".
>
> Matt.
>

Then I will say that it's a borrowing!  What a lucky thing; and the T.
emerge from the Black Sea, don't they?  I'd like some other Hungarian
words.  Perhaps some Bulgarian and Romanian ones as well.  The T. also
have a ghostly monstrous dog called the kohs-koklima, the "monkey dog"
that eats children and climbs trees and hoots like a monkey.

Terrible...
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Li fetil'aiba, dam hoja-le uen.
volwin ly, vul inua aiba bronib.

This leaf, the wind takes her.
She's old, and born this year.
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