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Dog etymology

Discussion in 'General Dog Discussions' started by Rezbull, Nov 21, 2017.

  1. Rezbull

    Rezbull Puppy

    Etymology of the word dog..
    It's obvious looking at the link below that the word dog has a partial unknown basis.

    I'm into the study of language and etymology is the study of words origins and truest of meanings. I do look at several languages I study while juxtaposing the meaning and relationship or similarities depending upon the other types of language i.e. Proto-Euro, Native American/Indigenous.

    In the Algonquin languages you'll find several words describing a dog, from Aniimooshn/Animoosh & Animookaajiihn/Nimookajii(which is a verb based noun describing a diminutive relationship) to another and the word Nday referring to a dog/horse as both carried necessities.

    Sadly few English speakers truly overstand the language that they understand.

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  2. Rezbull

    Rezbull Puppy

    It's never fun trying to use multiple languages on the dumb phone- pardon my errors...
  3. EstyEsty

    EstyEsty Little Dog Premium Member

    You are just full of very useful information and you are very interesting as well. So glad you joined this forum! Thank you
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  4. Rezbull

    Rezbull Puppy

    Thanks for the warm words. It's a pleasure to share & find new knowledge, insights as well as my memories & stories knowing it's going to help others perhaps see things from a different point of view ..This view becoming a positive reflection of the bull types, as well as those other dogs labeled and never given the chance to reach its truest of character.

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