>Metathesis from *-wd- ?
> --- In email@example.com, Piotr Gasiorowski <gpiotr@> wrote:
> > On 2007-10-18 16:34, Joao S. Lopes wrote:
> > > Is there any relation between Latin and Greek names for
> > > swallow, Hirundo and Khelidon?
> > >
> > > hirundo: < *gHirundon-, *gHirondon-
> > > khelidon < *gHelidon-
> > Gk. kHeli:dó:n seems to reflect *kHeli(:)d-wo:n (attested with a
> > digamma as a female personal name), which complicates the
> > comparison.
> >Check the 'swallow' words of
> I think that to some kind of the same root leads as well Alb. (g.)
> dallandyshe/(t.) dallëndyshe 'swallow' < *g'hol-ont- (*g'h- > d-,
> l > ll / V_V) probably through late interpretation of formant -ont-
> in -dyshe 'two parts'. As far as I know there is no consensus that
> PIE languages have had common word for 'swallow'.