[ARCH] Re: Which Came First, Agriculture or Pastorialism? [LONG]

Bruce Scott Bruce.Scott at launchpad.unc.edu
Tue Dec 22 18:17:40 EST 1992


claird at NeoSoft.com (Cameron Laird) writes:
> stcmille at panix.com (Steve Miller) writes:
>>[Cameron Laird wrote:]			.
>>>3.  domestication isn't irreversible.  Elk
>>>    ("moose" to North Americans) and stinging [...]

>No, I'm serious.  Europeans say "elk", and
>mean <<Alces alces>>, which is what all
>English speakers in North America call
>"moose".  Any Scandinavians care to confirm
>this?

I can confirm it in the case of Germany. The German "Elsch" is the
North American "Moose".

Bruce Scott
Max-Planck-Institut fuer Plasmaphysik, Garching, Germany

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