Tuesday, 20 November 2007

glasnost and clatter

The Proto-Indo-European root is *gal- "to call, shout". The suffixed form *gal-so- became Old Church Slavonic гласъ glasŭ "voice", then Russian глас glas "voice", then гласность glasnost' "publicity, openness". The Proto-Germanic form *klat- became Old English *clatrian, then Modern English clatter.

source: The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo-European Roots, Calvert Watkins, 2001

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