Entries in the table below show Proto-Indo-European (PIE) roots, rendered as Pokorny etyma where the reconstructed phoneme */y/, */i/ 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 *yek- 'to speak'||PIE *bhei- 'bee (insect)'|
|PIE *yeu- 'to mix, mingle'||PIE *ei- 'to go'|
|PIE *yo[u]s- 'belt; to gird'||PIE *dei- 'to shine; sun; God'|