--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "petegray" <petegray@...> wrote:
> Some of the words suggested are probably not connected. As far as
> Greek ouk is more likely to be ou + epenthetic /k/ before vowel.
> form oukhi is ou + *ghi which is an emphatic particle (found in Skt
> Latin haud is from *ghawo meaning false.
> The Germanic words (kein, geen etc) are originally the same as Latin
> ne-que-unus, so the velar bit is the usual word "and".
> Hope that helps
> > Latin - haud
> > Greek - ouk
> > German - kein
> > Dutch - geen
> > Icelandic - ekki
> > Gothic - ains-hun
> > Does anyone know the etymology of these forms? Do they all derive
> > from a common PIE negative particle? Did this root occur at all
> > Old English?
> > Brian