From: Abdullah Konushevci
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "alex_lycos" <altamix@...> wrote:point.
> > But I am not aware of an "hl" in german, but "kl" likeklingen,
> > klinken, kleben ( see slavic "lepati"(?), rom. "lipi") and so on.
> > It can be they are not related to each other.
> As I don't see any direct replies, let me answer the general
> The oldest Germanic languages *do* have hl-. For example, from the************
> PIE root *kleu- we have Old English and Old Saxon _hlu:d_, Modern
> English _loud_, Dutch _luid_; Old High German (OHG) _hlu:t_, German
> _laut_. Cognates include Greek _kluein_ 'hear', _kleos_ 'glory'
> (cf. Heracles), OCS _slava_ 'glory', _slovo_ 'word', Sanskrit
> _s'ru_ 'hear'. For another example, look at the inscription form
> the Gallehus horn.
> For hn-, we have OE _hnutu_, OHG _(h)nuz_, Old Norse _hnot_ 'nut'.
> The cognates are not so good - Old Irish _cnu:_, Welsh _cneuen_
> (singulative of _cnau_ 'nuts'), Latin _nux_, _nuc-_.
> For hr-, we have OE _hre:aw_, OS _hra:o_, OHG _(h)ra:o_, ON _hrár_,
> all relating to uncooked meat, as in the derived English
> word 'raw'. This derives from the root *kreu-, which relate to
> bloody meat - OCS _krUvI_ 'blood', Greek _kreas_ 'flesh, meat'.