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