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The relationship between Mora-timed languages, long vowels and quantitative verse, also the status of Iranian and Balto-Slavo-Germanic?

First, the division of languages into stress-timed, syllable-times and mora-timed is wishful thinking. Phonetic timing differences between languages are much richer than implied by this division. ...
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Can it be that the etymology of the Balkan root for "tickle" stretches as far as Korean?

In Korean, 간지럼 ganjireom is the noun referring to a sensation of feeling 'ticklish' but also 'itchy'; the verbal adjective / descriptive verb 간지럽다 ganjireopda is its basic lemma form. The related verb ...
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Ethymology of Kalb/Canis

The Latin is from the PIE word *ḱwṓ "dog" which is also the source of Sanskrit श्वन् śván, Irish cú, Greek κύων kýōn, Armenian շուն šun, English hound (from an extended form), and possibly ...
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Why are the Dutch called "belanda" in Malay and Indonesian?

Having been brought up in Borneo(Indonesian side called Kalimantan) and having been called "anak Belanda"(Dutch child) many times because of our white skin as Canadians, I am intrigued by ...
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Can it be that the etymology of the Balkan root for "tickle" stretches as far as Korean?

I think I have an answer, based on the comments under the question. The answer is basically "no". The Romanian and Bulgarian form is common, and is of Slavic origin, and has to be ...
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