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Ancient Words III

Long ago we all sat around the same campfire

Proto-Indo-European had separate words for moist, standing water, and running water

 

Part three: water—from Proto Indo-European *akwa- water (water as animate, flowing):

ea (eya) river—Anglo-Saxon

ab water—Sumerian

mbi (mBEE) water—Lenape/Delaware

ap water—Sanskrit

aqua (akwa) water—Latin

yeb water—Balinese

yaku water—Quechua

 

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