« Final diphthongs in the Qurʔān | Main | Why does Arabic spell 'hundred' so weird? »



Octavià Alexandre

(25) *aβv̆̆rn 'flour'

I suppose you mean *a-βV̆rn, where stands for a short vowel. This item is interesting to me because it would explain Basque irin (Biscayan urun) 'flour' as a cultural loanword.


Hi Octavià.

That is correct,y it is a short vowel of which it is difficult to say what it's vowel was.

The correspondence with Basque is indeed striking. I think this word, the Basque word but probably also the Latin farina are ultimately part of the same wanderwort.

The comments to this entry are closed.