Word for "dog" etc.

Richard McGinn mcginn at oak.cats.ohiou.edu
Sat Jan 29 13:10:49 UTC 2000

Dear all,

	The Rejang language of southwest Sumatra has a number of common vocabulary
items that are not shared with any languages known to me.  Are there any
Austronesian languages with words to match these three?

	dog		kuyu'     (probably pre-Rejang *kuyuk)
	wealthy	sugea'    (probably pre-Rejang *sugiq)
	wild pig	jaoa'	   (probably pre-Rejang *jauq)

This last is +conceivably+ related to Malay jauh `far' via semantic change.

	Thanks for any help you can offer.

Dick McGinn
Ohio University

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