First today, yoke, a word that
actually kept the Y all these J words are supposed to have. It comes from the Old English geoc, yoke,
which in spite of having a G, was pronounced something like yoke. It’s from the
Proto Germanic yukam, which
is from yeug-, so I guess it kept the Y sound because it’s Germanic instead of
They’re replacing some of the water pipes around where I
live. Directly around.
This week we’re looking at more
words that come from the Proto
Indo European yeug-, to join, which shows up in so many words having to do with a joining, especially
if they have a J in them.
Online Etymology Dictionary
University of Texas at Austin Linguistic Research Center
University of Texas at San Antonio’s page on Proto Indo European language
If you don’t know what cryptocurrency is, it’s probably safe
to assume you don’t have it.