> Gamkrelidze and IvanovIf it's a loan, it doesn't matter much. BTW, per the above reference,
> attempted to link the ST(and IE) terms to Sumerian and Old Egyptian,
> assuming an original (onomatopoeic?) velar nasal, but Sumerologist
> now agree that Sumerian <gud> had an initial /g-/, not /N-/ (the
> latter would correspond to /m-/ in the Emesal dialect, but the
> Emesal forms are <gud>, <gu2-ru>). It has been conjectured
> (Whittaker 2004) that the Sumerian term is of IE origin.