Hungarian and Eskimo-Aleut

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Hungarian and Eskimo-Aleut

ALFRÉD TÓTH : HUNGARIAN AND ESKIMO-ALEUT — with Paleo-Siberian Cognates

Hungarian lom “broken ice floating in a river in spring; hoar-frost on trees;

mud, slime, sludge; urine; junk, rubbish”

Proto-Finno-Ugric *lume “snow”

Proto-Inuit *niiquq- “to crunch (snow underfoot)”

Sumerian lum, wr. lum “excrement”

Hungarian lőni, löv- “to shoot, to fling”

Proto-Finno-Ugric *lewe- “to shoot, to throw”

Proto-Eskimo *miluR- “to hit with thrown object”

Proto-Inuit *milluuq- “to throw things at sth.”

Sumerian lah (167x: ED IIIb, Old Akkadian, Ur III, Old Babylonian) wr. lah5;

lah4 “plural stem of de [to bring, to sail, to driv off, to fling away,

etc.]”

Hungarian lökni “to cast, to fling, to throw, to toss; to give a push or shove,

to knock, to push, to thrust”

Proto-Finno-Ugric *likkä-, lükkä- “to push, to shove”

Proto-Eskimo *miluR- “to hit with thrown object”

Proto-Inuit *milluuq- “to throw things at sth.”

Sumerian lah (167x: ED IIIb, Old Akkadian, Ur III, Old Babylonian) wr. lah5;

lah4 “plural stem of de [to bring, to sail, to driv off, to fling away,

etc.]”

Hungarian lúd “goose”

Proto-Finno-Ugric *lunta “bird; wild goose”

Proto-Eskimo *n∂rl∂r, n∂ql∂r “goose”

Sumerian luĝa, wr. luĝ2 “to submerge oneself in water”

Hungarian lyuk “cavern, den, pit; aperture, hole, opening”

Proto-Finno-Ugric *lowkkз “hole, opening”

Proto-Eskimo *nayuγ- “to hollow out”

Sumerian laga (3x: Old Babylonian) wr. la-ga “vulva”

Hungarian -mad- (ordinal number suffix)

Proto-Uralic *-mt (ordinal suffix)

Eskimo -at- (ordinal suffix; cf. Kleinschmidt 1851, p. 38)

Sumerian -am: “A secondary means to form ordinal numbers [from cardinal

numbers, A.T.] was to put the number in the genitive followed by the

copula [am]: u4-2-kam [u(d)-min-ak-am] ‘it is of the day two’ = ‘the

second day’” (Edzard 2003, p. 67).

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