Why does Proto-Indo-European have form *dʰwey- / *dʰew- / dʰeubʰ- (I don't know which is correct) despite of the fact that Proto-Germanic has "s mobile" (compare English steam)? Is it OK that Proto-Germanic "t" matches Proto-Indo-European "dʰ"?

  • Lower on your page you have a list of other descendants which do begin with "d".
    – Vladimir F
    Jun 16 '20 at 9:37
  • @VladimirF Sorry but I don't understand you. Which page do you mean?
    – user44264
    Jun 16 '20 at 10:12
  • Your first link.
    – Vladimir F
    Jun 16 '20 at 10:18

I would've thought if 'steam' were to be given an IE etymology without an s-mobile a better source would be *dʰewh₂-[1] (smoke, mist, haze). See: https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Reconstruction:Proto-Indo-European/d%CA%B0ewh%E2%82%82-

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