Appendix:Proto-Germanic/alu

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This entry contains Proto-Germanic reconstructed words and roots. As such, the term(s) in this entry are not directly attested, but are hypothesized to have existed based on comparative evidence.

Proto-Germanic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *h₂elut-. Cognate with Old Armenian աւղի (awłi).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

*alu n

  1. beer, ale

Declension[edit]

The nominative singular lacks the final consonant of the stem. This preserves an old sound change from late PIE, where word-final -t becomes -d. According to Grimm's law, t shifted to þ, and d shifted to t. Following this, word-final -t was lost regularly.


Descendants[edit]