LINGUIST List 11.2126

Tue Oct 3 2000

Qs: Iranian / Turkic etymologies, Mokilese

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  1. David Gil, Iranian / Turkic etymologies
  2. Asya Pereltsvaig, Where is Mokilese spoken?

Message 1: Iranian / Turkic etymologies

Date: Tue, 03 Oct 2000 00:12:25 +0200
From: David Gil <>
Subject: Iranian / Turkic etymologies

Dear colleagues,

This query is about the three Farsi forms:

(1) _ham_ "also"
(2) _hame_ "all"
(3) _har_ "every"

and their cognates in other Iranian and Turkic languages.

My questions:

(a) What are the etymologies of these forms? Are any of them
etymologically related?
(b) Is it possible to argue that any of them are synchronically related,
in Farsi or in any other modern language?



David Gil

Department of Linguistics
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Inselstrasse 22, D-04103 Leipzig, Germany

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Message 2: Where is Mokilese spoken?

Date: Mon, 02 Oct 2000 16:22:50 -0400
From: Asya Pereltsvaig <>
Subject: Where is Mokilese spoken?

Dear Linguists,

Does anyone know what language is Mokilese and where it is spoken? The
textbook we are using for our intro course has a problem from this
language, and my students asked me where it is found, but I couldn't
find this information anywhere in my sources.

Thank you very much for any hints,

Asya Pereltsvaig

Department of Linguistics - McGill University
1085 Dr. Penfield
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