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I know that Proto-Slavic *uxo, Gothic auso and English ear are cognate by Ruki sound law and Rhotacism

I know that Proto-Slavic *duxъ (breath, spirit), Gothic dius (wild animal) and English deer are cognate by Ruki sound law and Rhotacism

I know that English deer for semantic development compare Latin animālis (“animal”), from anima (“breath, spirit”).

I know that English window for semantic development compare Gothic augadauro

I know that Gothic has iu / au alteration diups / daupjan

Could Gothic dius and daur be cogante by Rhotacism ?

I mean could Gothic daur has "to blow" meaning ?

Also I want to add that Gothic dius is attested only in dative plural form

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    As far as I know, rhotacism is a process that happened in North and West Germanic, but not in East. You keep asking about whether certain things in Gothic might be due to rhotacism. If they are, that would be quite a major departure from current theories. This suggests that asking on an online forum about individual Gothic words and endings is not likely to be productive. Sound changes are systematic. If you are proposing hitherto unknown sound changes in the development of Gothic, you need to study them systematically, not ask about isolated words that occur to you. – Colin Fine Dec 1 at 12:08
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    @Николай Фёдоров -- Doesn't daur mean door? There is no plausible semantic relationship to dius. – Bert Barrois Dec 1 at 14:46
  • @BertBarrois Gothic daur and English door are cognate – Николай Dec 1 at 14:51
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    Obviously. But what does a door have to do with wild animals? – Bert Barrois Dec 1 at 15:29
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    Doors do not breathe. You cannot go by superficial phonetic similarities alone. If there is no plausible semantic connection, you can trash your hypothesis. – Bert Barrois Dec 1 at 22:09
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Why would they be related?

  • 𐌳𐌹𐌿𐍃 (dius) means "beast", from PGmc *deuzą, from PIE *dʰewsóm
  • 𐌳𐌰𐌿𐍂 (daur) means "door", from PGmc *durz, from PIE *dʰwṓr
  • Germanic rhotacism (the change of /z/ to /r/ between vowels) didn't happen in Gothic

The only similarity I can see is that they both contain the letters 𐌳 and 𐌿. But you need more than "they share two letters" to propose a relationship.

  • I upvoted your factually correct answer yesterday and now it’s back to zero? I wonder why. – Alex B. Dec 2 at 15:22
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    It is a good answer to a silly question. +1 from me as well. – Bert Barrois Dec 2 at 21:03

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