Re: Germanic 'bear'

From: guestu5er
Message: 68778
Date: 2012-03-05

>They are usually believed to have been
>pre-velars (IPA [c, J]), but there is also an alternative
>interpretation, according to which PIE *k^ = IPA [k] (plain velar)
>and PIE *k = IPA [q] (post-velar, uvular).

Velar? Hm. I thought they were rather palatal. So, g^ and k^
are not close to /ɟ/ and /c/ (as in Slovak d' and t'), are they?

Or rather closer to Greek gamma and its kh counterpart?