Word for "dog" etc.

Phil Quick Phil.Quick at anu.edu.au
Mon Jan 31 01:43:44 UTC 2000

Dear Dick,
I found one possible connection in Pendau, Tomini-Tolitoli group of Central

Pendau		English		Indonesian
sugi		'rich' 		"kaya"

Dog is <asu> in Pendau, so that won't help.  I did find something a bit
distant in connection to your wild pig.  I looked at all the various words
for pigs and babi rusa (including differences for names for sows and boars,
and other ages), the remote possility is (if you come up with anything with
this please let me know!):

dalode 	'babi rusa piglet'	"anak babi rusa"

At 08:10 29/01/00 -0500, you wrote:
>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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