Entries in the table below show Proto-Indo-European (PIE) roots, rendered as Pokorny etyma where the reconstructed phoneme */gh/ (glottalic */g(h)/) appears in initial or final position. Each root is linked to a page showing the PIE etymon and Indo-European (IE) reflexes thereof.
Note: Pokorny's etyma as spelled on this page have been rendered in ISO-8859-1, but links lead to pages rendered in Unicode 3 -- with other renderings available via links there. [Unicode pages generally render Pokorny's etyma and non-English text more faithfully than is possible in ISO-8859-1, so they are much preferred.]
|Initial Position||Final Position|
|PIE *ghabh- 'to grab, seize'||PIE *leigh- 'to lick'|
|PIE *ghedh- 'to join, unite'||PIE *dheigh- 'to build, knead'|
|PIE *gher- 'to yearn, desire'||PIE *legh- 'to lie/set down'|