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  1. Word Family - Duke

    January theme: Aristocratic Titles 👑

    Introduction

    Germanic really went to town with this root, creating a bunch of morphological forms that aren't attested in any other branches, and in a few cases I can't even relate them to any standard derivational forms I know in either PIE or Proto-Germanic.

    Teaser

    wanton …

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  2. Word Family - King

    January theme: Aristocratic Titles 👑

    Teaser

    engine, nature, genre, king

    Full Text

    • Proto-Indo-European *ǵenh₁- to produce, to beget, to give birth
      • Proto-Indo-European *ǵénh₁ti produce, beget, give birth present
        • Celtic *gniyeti
          • Old Irish gníid to do, to work
            • Old Irish do-gní to do, to make
              • Irish déan do, make
        • Indo-Iranian
          • Indo-Aryan
            • Sanskrit …
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  3. Word Family - Count

    January theme: Aristocratic Titles 👑

    Teaser

    count, constable, itinerary, January

    Full Text

    • Proto-Indo-European *h₁ey- to go (imperfective) possibly suppletive
      • Indo-Iranian *hai
        • Iranian
          • Western Iranian
            • Kurdish -ê- comes
            • Persian آی ây comes, arrives suppletive present of âmadan
      • Proto-Indo-European *h₁éyti goes primary verb [1]
        • Proto-Albanian *eika
          • Albanian iki I go, I leave, I …
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  4. Word Family - Rex

    December theme: Religion 📿

    Introduction

    This is the #WordFamilyFriday that no matter how long I work on it, it's never done. That's what I get for trying to explore the possibility that two extremely important and productive roots may be connected: *h₂er-, related to cosmic order, and *h₃reǵ-, related to societal …

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