Re: [tied] Re: yellow

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 18019
Date: 2003-01-24

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From: "Miguel Carrasquer" <mcv@...>
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Sent: Friday, January 24, 2003 12:18 AM
Subject: Re: [tied] Re: yellow

> On Thu, 23 Jan 2003 23:16:28 +0100, "alex_lycos" <altamix@...>
> wrote:
> >the PIE form for gelb= *ghel[e].
> >Finding the form with "b" in germanic too
> There is no *b in Germanic: OE geolo > yellow, OS, OHG gelo (G.
> gelwes) > Gelb (with b < w), Du. geel, dial. geluw.

We might add, for Alex's information, that Gmc. *gelwa- comes from *g^Helwo-, the regular Latin reflex of which is <helvus>. Latin <galbus>, <galbinus> etc. are either unrelated or borrowed (much more likely the latter, IMO); at any rate they can't be inherited reflexes of the PIE term in Latin.