From: Rick McCallister
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Rick McCallisterso why do some of our colleagues link it to IE *dhe- ?
> <gabaroo6958@...> wrote:
> > > Have you got a cognate for English _dog_? Note
> > > the final /g/
> > > cannot regularly derive from Proto-Germanic.
> > >
> > > Richard.
> > And dig? dug? tug? twig?
> _Dig_ is first attested in the 13th century.
> _Dug_ is first attested in the 16th century.
>You didn't say the word had to be English, just that
> _Tug_ is first attested in the 13th century.
> _Twig_ is later Northumbrian (_twigge_), apparently
> of Scandinavian
> origin. The native OE form is spelt <twig> and
> > zweig?
> Is this word English? :)
> You can add _drag_ to the list - it's obviously__________________________________________________
> related to thoroughly
> native _draw_, but again it seems to be derived from
> the Scandavian
> The only regular final /g/ I know of is after /n/,
> but that's not
> standard English - the standard pronunciation of
> <ring> is /riN/.