Reconstruction talk:Proto-Germanic/mōdēr

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Etymology[edit]

Is the etymology incomplete and does this term need a label like late?

  • w:en:High German consonantshift: "PIE *meh₂tḗr
    > early Proto-Germanic *māþḗr (t > /θ/ by the first Germanic consonant shift)
    > late Proto-Germanic *mōđēr (/θ/ > /ð/ by Verner's law)
    > [Proto-]West-Germanic *mōdar (/ð/ > d by West Germanic sound change)"
  • w:de:Hochdeutsche Lautverschiebung: "Indogermanisch *meh₂tḗr → frühurgerm. *māþḗr (Grimms Gesetz) → späturgerm. *mōđēr (Vernersches Gesetz) → [ur]westgerm. *mōdar"

-Geckoupper (talk) 20:55, 19 June 2018 (UTC)

Not sure what you mean? Is it about the d rather than đ? Check Wiktionary:About Proto-Germanic#Phonology, spelling and notation. Since [d] and [ð] are effectively allophones in Proto-Germanic, we notate them both as d. --Florian Blaschke (talk) 22:33, 18 August 2018 (UTC)