Reconstruction talk:Proto-Germanic/gellaną

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etymology question[edit]

is this related to greek γελάω which says: From Proto-Indo-European *ǵl̥-. Cognates include Old Armenian ծաղր (całr, laughter).--Itaj Sherman (talk) 22:32, 11 December 2012 (UTC)

It can't be related because of Grimm's law. *ǵ becomes *k in Germanic, and the Germanic *g has its origin in either *gʰ or *ǵʰ, which itself matches up with Greek χ, never γ. So this word does not match up. —CodeCat 22:35, 11 December 2012 (UTC)