On Mon, 9 May 1994, Arne G Carlsten wrote:
> "Pigs are a non-IE cultural feature, btw"
> Given the important roles accorded to swine in both Celtic and Germanic
> culture (I have no knowledge regarding their role or lack-there-of in
> Slavic or Balt cultures), could you elaborate on this?
Sure. Pigs were domesticated by the Chinese, and spread west. I believe
the reconstructed words are for the wild variety.
I was quite tired and running w/o caffeine when I wrote that post. I'll
check my notes.