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  The following is a list of the Germanic words with p- in Anlaut 
which Hans Kuhn in "Anlautend P- im Germanischen" suspects of being 
of Nordwestblock origin. The interesting thing is that many of them
have cognates in Celtic, where they must be loans, not only in Welsh
and Scotch and Irish Gaelic, where they could be loans from English, 
but also in Breton. I tend to draw the conclusion from that that Kuhn's
Nordwestblock was spoken also on the British Isles before the Celtic 
invasions, and that this language must be the common substrate which 
caused the creolisation of its successor languages English, Dutch, 
Low German and Scandinavian North Germanic.


  01 paik  "betrügen"                      
  02 pal   "steif"                         
  03 palm  "fassen"                        
  04 palt  "lappen"                        
  05 par   "sichtbar"                      
  06 path  "Pfad", "treten"                
  07 pauw  "treten"                        
  08 pauk  "stechen"                       
  09 paut  "faulen"                        
  10 pegg  "zapfen"                        
  11 per   "verführen, verderben"          
  12 pes   "das männliche Glied"           
  13 pedil "Niederung, Moorland"           
  14 pikk  "stechen"                       
  15 pink  "kleiner Finger"                
  16 pitt  "Mark der Pflanze"              
  17 poi   "trinken"                       
  18 pun   "Geschwür"                      
  19 purs  "Pors"                          
  20 purt  "schlagen, stossen"             
  21 prutt "furzen"                        
  22 pusl  "klein"                         
  23 pust  "blasen"                        
  24 putt  "weibliches Geschlechtsteil"    
  25 plagg "abgehobene Gras- oder Heidesode"
  26 plakk "Platz, Fleck, Lappen"          
  27 pram  "pressen"                       
  28 prang "drängen, drücken"              
  29 pratt "Schlauheit, List"              
  30 prust "schnauben, niesen, spritzen"   
  31 pag   "Pferd"                         
  32 pul   "Pfuhl"                         
  33 paut  "Pfütze, Pfuhl, Brunnen"        
  34 platt "platt"                         
  35 pleht "Pflicht"