--- In Nostratica@yahoogroups.com, tisinli@... wrote:
> I am puzzled to find that English word tail is represented in
Arabic by dhayl
> (the same exact meaning). Furthermore, Turkish yele (mane), yel
> yelle- (to fan) all probably come from *dhel . I know that non
secondary y's come
> from an earlier dh, e.g. ayak < adhak, but I am not sure that dhel
> attested, therefore I put an * on top.
> The point is, tail, dhyal, and *dhel are very similar phonetically
> semantically. My question is: is there a Nostratic root these
words can be ascribed
> to?

To complicate matters, the Proto-Indo-European is *doklos. Pokorny
assigns it to root 327 *dek^ which I would gloss as 'attach', but
his opinon appears to be far from accepted.