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Preventing and Treating Proud Flesh in Horses
By Kentucky Equine Research Staff · January 8, 2013

Your gelding comes in with a cut on his pastern. It doesn’t look too bad, so you clean it and put some antibiotic cream on it. You decide not to call the veterinarian because the cut has stopped bleeding and isn’t very deep. Two weeks later, the cut is no longer open, but it hasn’t exactly healed, either. Instead, there’s a layer of reddish, lumpy tissue covering the wound. You call the veterinarian, who informs you that what you’re seeing is proud flesh, or an overgrowth of granulation tissue.

To give leg wounds the best chance of healing, a veterinarian may use bandaging or a cast to limit motion as much as possible. Proud flesh is most often seen as the result of an injury of the horse’s lower leg. Below the horse’s knees and hocks, there is little soft tissue and the skin is pulled tight over the bones and tendons. Near joints such as the pastern, the skin moves every time the horse takes a step, so healing is slowed because the cut is constantly pulled open.

Injuries in other areas of the horse’s body develop proud flesh less often because the skin covering the muscles is not under as much tension and the horse’s movements do not pull as hard on the edges of a wound. Cuts in these areas can usually be sutured, which almost always prevents the growth of proud flesh. Suturing should be done as soon as possible after the wound occurs in order to allow faster healing with minimal scarring. It is much more difficult to suture wounds on the lower legs because the skin is wrapped so tightly.

Wounds normally heal by the formation of granulation tissue first, after which skin grows over this layer, beginning at the edges of the wound and growing toward the center. When an injury is in an area where suturing isn’t possible, excessive growth of granulation tissue can develop where skin formation is disrupted by tension or frequent movement.

To give leg wounds the best chance of healing, a veterinarian may use bandaging or a cast to limit motion as much as possible. This gives the skin a better chance to grow over the normal granulation tissue, preventing or reducing the amount of proud flesh. If it does occur on a wound, proud flesh should be cut back until the wound surface is level with the skin surface. In cases where the proud flesh has been allowed to become massive, this may have to be done in several smaller stages, so proud flesh should be treated fairly early in the course of its development. Trimming usually causes a lot of bleeding but may not be terribly painful to the horse because granulation tissue doesn’t have nerves. Healthy tissue around and under the proud flesh does have nerves, however, so the horse may need to be sedated for this surgery.

After the excessive granulation tissue is removed, the area is bandaged to control bleeding and the wound, now trimmed down to healthy tissue, is allowed to heal. The veterinarian may prescribe a steroid ointment to inhibit the regrowth of proud flesh while not impacting the formation of new skin that eventually grows in to cover the wound. If the wound is very large, the veterinarian may suggest performing a skin graft to reduce healing time and produce a better result. Natural healing can leave a scarred surface that is subject to cracking and bleeding, potentially producing a new wound that is slow to heal and at risk for infection. A skin graft reduces the area of scar tissue with a surface that looks better and is less subject to  cracking.

After proud flesh has been removed, several weeks or months may be required to allow the wound to heal completely. Smaller wounds will achieve a skin covering before big ones will, underlining the importance of dealing with proud flesh before it develops into a large mass.

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PEST analysis

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
PEST analysis ("Political, Economic, Social and Technological") describes a framework of macro-environmental factors used in theenvironmental scanning component of strategic management. It is a part of the external analysis when conducting a strategic analysis or doing market research, and gives an overview of the different macro-environmental factors that the company has to take into consideration. It is a useful strategic tool for understanding market growth or decline, business position, potential and direction for operations.
The growing importance of environmental or ecological factors in the first decade of the 21st century have given rise to green business and encouraged widespread use of an updated version of the PEST framework. STEER analysis systematically considers Socio-cultural, Technological, Economic, Ecological, and Regulatory factors.
Other variants of the mnemonic include "Legal" to make SLEPT; inserting Environmental factors expands it to PESTEL or PESTLE, which is popular in the United Kingdom;[1] or, inserting "Intercultural" factors expanded SLEPT to SPELIT, which has been popular in the United States since the mid-2000s.[2] The model has recently[when?] been further extended to STEEPLE and STEEPLED, adding "Ethics" and "Demographic" factors.



The basic PEST analysis includes four factors:
  • Economic factors include economic growthinterest ratesexchange rates, the inflation rate. These factors greatly affect how businesses operate and make decisions. For example, interest rates affect a firm's cost of capital and would therefore to what extent a business grows and expands. Exchange rates can affect the costs of exporting goods and the supply and price of imported goods in an economy.
  • Social factors include the cultural aspects and health consciousness, population growth rate, age distribution, career attitudes and emphasis on safety. High trends in social factors affect the demand for a company's products and how that company operates. For example, the aging population may imply a smaller and less-willing workforce (thus increasing the cost of labor). Furthermore, companies may change various management strategies to adapt to social trends caused from this (such as recruiting older workers).
  • Technological factors include technological aspects like R&D activity, automation, technology incentives and the rate of technological change. These can determine barriers to entry, minimum efficient production level and influence the outsourcing decisions. Furthermore, technological shifts would affect costs, quality, and lead to innovation.
Expanding the analysis to PESTLE or PESTEL adds:
  • Environmental factors include ecological and environmental aspects such as weather, climate, and climate change, which may especially affect industries such as tourism, farming, and insurance. Furthermore, growing awareness of the potential impacts of climate change is affecting how companies operate and the products they offer, both creating new markets and diminishing or destroying existing ones.
Other factors for the various offshoots include:
  • Demographic factors include gender, age, ethnicity, knowledge of languages, disabilities, mobility, home ownership, employment status, religious belief or practice, culture and tradition, living standards and income level.
  • Regulatory factors include acts of parliament and associated regulations, international and national standards, local government by-laws, and mechanisms to monitor and ensure compliance with these.
More factors discussed in the SPELIT Power Matrix include:
  • Intercultural factors considers collaboration in a global setting.
  • Other specialized factors discussed in chapter 10 of the SPELIT Power Matrix include the Ethical, Educational, Physical, Religious, and Security environments. The security environment may include either personal, company, or national security.
  • Other business-related factors that might be considered in an environmental analysis include Competition, Demographics, Ecological, Geographical, Historical, Organizational, and Temporal (schedule).[3]

Applicability of the factors[edit]

The model's factors will vary in importance to a given company based on its industry and the goods it produces. For example, consumer and B2B companies tend to be more affected by the social factors, while a global defense contractor would tend to be more affected by political factors. Additionally, factors that are more likely to change in the future or more relevant to a given company will carry greater importance. For example, a company which has borrowed heavily will need to focus more on the economic factors (especially interest rates).
Furthermore, conglomerate companies who produce a wide range of products (such as Sony, Disney, or BP) may find it more useful to analyze one department of its company at a time with the PESTEL model, thus focusing on the specific factors relevant to that one department. A company may also wish to divide factors into geographical relevance, such as local, national, and global.

Use of PEST analysis with other models[edit]

The PEST factors, combined with external micro-environmental factors and internal drivers, can be classified as opportunities and threats in a SWOT analysis. A graphical method for PEST analysis called 'PESTLEWeb' has been developed at Henley Business School in the UK. Research has shown that PESTLEWeb diagrams are considered by users to be more logical, rationale and convincing than traditional PEST analysis.[4][5]

SWOT analysis

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A SWOT analysis, with its four elements in a 2×2 matrix.
SWOT analysis (alternatively SWOT matrix) is a structured planning method used to evaluate the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats involved in a project or in a business venture. A SWOT analysis can be carried out for a product, place, industry or person. It involves specifying the objective of the business venture or project and identifying the internal and external factors that are favorable and unfavorable to achieve that objective. Some authors credit SWOT to Albert Humphrey, who led a convention at the Stanford Research Institute (now SRI International) in the 1960s and 1970s using data from Fortune 500companies.[1][2] However, Humphrey himself does not claim the creation of SWOT, and the origins remain obscure. The degree to which the internal environment of the firm matches with the external environment is expressed by the concept of strategic fit.
  • Strengths: characteristics of the business or project that give it an advantage over others.
  • Weaknesses: characteristics that place the business or project at a disadvantage relative to others.
  • Opportunities: elements that the project could exploit to its advantage.
  • Threats: elements in the environment that could cause trouble for the business or project.
Identification of SWOTs is important because they can inform later steps in planning to achieve the objective.
First, the decision makers should consider whether the objective is attainable, given the SWOTs. If the objective is not attainable a different objective must be selected and the process repeated.
Users of SWOT analysis need to ask and answer questions that generate meaningful information for each category (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats) to make the analysis useful and find their competitive advantage.


Internal and external factors[edit]

So it is said that if you know your enemies and know yourself, you can win a hundred battles without a single loss. If you only know yourself, but not your opponent, you may win or may lose. If you know neither yourself nor your enemy, you will always endanger yourself.
SWOT analysis aims to identify the key internal and external factors seen as important to achieving an objective. SWOT analysis groups key pieces of information into two main categories:
  1. internal factors – the strengths and weaknesses internal to the organization
  2. external factors – the opportunities and threats presented by the environment external to the organization
Analysis may view the internal factors as strengths or as weaknesses depending upon their effect on the organization's objectives. What may represent strengths with respect to one objective may be weaknesses (distractions, competition) for another objective. The factors may include all of the 4Ps; as well as personnelfinancemanufacturing capabilities, and so on.
The external factors may include macroeconomic matters, technological changelegislation, and sociocultural changes, as well as changes in the marketplace or in competitive position. The results are often presented in the form of a matrix.
SWOT analysis is just one method of categorization and has its own weaknesses. For example, it may tend to persuade its users to compile lists rather than to think about actual important factors in achieving objectives. It also presents the resulting lists uncritically and without clear prioritization so that, for example, weak opportunities may appear to balance strong threats.
It is prudent not to eliminate any candidate SWOT entry too quickly. The importance of individual SWOTs will be revealed by the value of the strategies they generate. A SWOT item that produces valuable strategies is important. A SWOT item that generates no strategies is not important.


The usefulness of SWOT analysis is not limited to profit-seeking organizations. SWOT analysis may be used in any decision-making situation when a desired end-state (objective) is defined. Examples include: non-profit organizations, governmental units, and individuals. SWOT analysis may also be used in pre-crisis planning and preventive crisis management. SWOT analysis may also be used in creating a recommendation during a viability study/survey.

Strategy building[edit]

SWOT analysis can be used effectively to build organization or personal strategy. Steps necessary to execute strategy-oriented analysis involve: identification of internal and external factors (using popular 2x2 matrix), selection and evaluation of the most important factors and identification of relations existing between internal and external features.[3]
For instance: strong relations between strengths and opportunities can suggest good condition of the company and allow using aggressive strategy. On the other hand, strong interaction between weaknesses and threats could be analyzed as potential warning and advise for using defensive strategy.[citation needed]

Matching and converting[edit]

One way of utilizing SWOT is matching and converting. Matching is used to find competitive advantage by matching the strengths to opportunities. Converting is to apply conversion strategies to convert weaknesses or threats into strengths or opportunities. An example of conversion strategy is to find new markets. If the threats or weaknesses cannot be converted, a company should try to minimize or avoid them.[4]


Some findings from Menon et al. (1999)[5] and Hill and Westbrook (1997)[6] have shown that SWOT may harm performance.

SWOT variants[edit]

Various complementary analyses to SWOT have been proposed, such as the Growth-share matrix and Porter five forces analysis.


Heinz Weihrich said that some users found it difficult to translate the results of the SWOT analysis into meaningful actions that could be adopted within the wider corporate strategy. He introduced the TOWS Matrix, a conceptual framework that helps in finding the most efficient actions.[7]

SWOT landscape analysis[edit]

The SWOT-landscape systematically deploys the relationships between overall objective and underlying SWOT-factors and provides an interactive, query-able 3D landscape.
The SWOT-landscape grabs different managerial situations by visualizing and foreseeing the dynamic performance of comparable objects according to findings by Brendan Kitts, Leif Edvinsson and Tord Beding (2000).[8]
Changes in relative performance are continually identified. Projects (or other units of measurements) that could be potential risk or opportunity objects are highlighted.
SWOT-landscape also indicates which underlying strength/weakness factors that have had or likely will have highest influence in the context of value in use (for ex. capital value fluctuations).

Corporate planning[edit]

As part of the development of strategies and plans to enable the organization to achieve its objectives, that organization will use a systematic/rigorous process known as corporate planning. SWOT alongside PEST/PESTLE can be used as a basis for the analysis of business and environmental factors.[9]
  • Set objectives – defining what the organization is going to do
  • Environmental scanning
    • Internal appraisals of the organization's SWOT, this needs to include an assessment of the present situation as well as a portfolio of products/services and an analysis of the product/service life cycle
  • Analysis of existing strategies, this should determine relevance from the results of an internal/external appraisal. This may include gap analysis which will look at environmental factors
  • Strategic Issues defined – key factors in the development of a corporate plan which needs to be addressed by the organization
  • Develop new/revised strategies – revised analysis of strategic issues may mean the objectives need to change
  • Establish critical success factors – the achievement of objectives and strategy implementation
  • Preparation of operational, resource, projects plans for strategy implementation
  • Monitoring results – mapping against plans, taking corrective action which may mean amending objectives/strategies.[10]


Main article: Marketing management
In many competitor analyses, marketers build detailed profiles of each competitor in the market, focusing especially on their relative competitive strengths and weaknesses using SWOT analysis. Marketing managers will examine each competitor's cost structure, sources of profits, resources and competencies, competitive positioning and product differentiation, degree of vertical integration, historical responses to industry developments, and other factors.
Marketing management often finds it necessary to invest in research to collect the data required to perform accurate marketing analysis. Accordingly, management often conducts market research (alternately marketing research) to obtain this information. Marketers employ a variety of techniques to conduct market research, but some of the more common include:
  • Qualitative marketing research, such as focus groups
  • Quantitative marketing research, such as statistical surveys
  • Experimental techniques such as test markets
  • Observational techniques such as ethnographic (on-site) observation
  • Marketing managers may also design and oversee various environmental scanning and competitive intelligence processes to help identify trends and inform the company's marketing analysis.
Below is an example SWOT analysis of a market position of a small management consultancy with specialism in HRM.[10]
Reputation in marketplaceShortage of consultants at operating level rather than partner levelWell established position with a well defined market nicheLarge consultancies operating at a minor level
Expertise at partner level in HRM consultancyUnable to deal with multi-disciplinary assignments because of size or lack of abilityIdentified market for consultancy in areas other than HRMOther small consultancies looking to invade the marketplace

SWOT Analysis in community organization[edit]

The SWOT analysis has been utilized in community work as a tool to identify positive and negative factors within organizations, communities, and the broader society that promote or inhibit successful implementation of social services and social change efforts.[11] It is used as a preliminary resource, assessing strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats in a community served by a nonprofit or community organization.[12] This organizing tool is best used in collaboration with community workers and/or community members before developing goals and objectives for a program design or implementing an organizing strategy.The SWOT analysis is a part of the planning for social change process and will not provide a strategic plan if used by itself. After a SWOT analysis is completed a social change organization can turn the SWOT list into a series of recommendations to consider before developing a strategic plan.[13]

one example of a SWOT Analysis used in community organizing

A simple SWOT Analysis used in Community Organizing
Strengths and WeaknessesThese are the internal factors within an organization.
  • Human resources [11]
  • Finances
  • Internal advantages/disadvantages of the Organization [11]
  • Physical resources [11]
  • Experiences including what has worked or has not worked in the past
Opportunities and Threats: These are external factors stemming from community or societal forces.
  • Trends (new research)
  • Society’s cultural, political, and economic ideology[citation needed]
  • Funding sources [11]
  • Current events [11]
  • Societal oppression [11]
Although the SWOT analysis was originally designed as an organizational method for business and industries, it has been replicated in various community work as a tool for identifying external and internal support to combat internal and external opposition.[11] The SWOT analysis is necessary to provide direction to the next stages of the change process.[14] It has been utilized by community organizers and community members to further social justice in the context of Social Work practice.

Application in community organization[edit]

Elements to consider[edit]

Elements to consider in a SWOT analysis include understanding the community that a particular organization is working with. This can be done via public forums, listening campaigns, and informational interviews. Data collection will help inform the community members and workers when developing the SWOT analysis. A needs and assets assessment are tooling that can be used in order to identify the needs and existing resources of the community. When these assessments are done and data has been collected, an analysis of the community can be made which will inform the SWOT analysis.[11]

Steps for implementation[edit]

A SWOT analysis is best developed in a group setting such as a work or community meeting. A facilitator can conduct the meeting by first explaining what a SWOT analysis is as well as identifying the meaning of each term.[11]
One way of facilitating the development of a SWOT analysis includes developing an example SWOT with the larger group then separating each group into smaller teams to present to the larger group after set amount of time.[11] This allows for individuals, who may be silenced in a larger group setting, to contribute. Once the allotted time is up, the facilitator may record all the factors of each group onto a large document such as a poster board and then the large group, as a collective, can go work through each threat and weaknesses to explore options that may be used to combat negative forces with the strengths and opportunities present within the organization and community.[11] A SWOT meeting allows participants to creatively brainstorm, identify obstacles and strategize possibly solutions to these limitations.

When to use SWOT[edit]

The use of a SWOT analysis by a community organization are as follows: to organize information, provide insight into barriers[15] that may be present while engaging in social change processes, and identify strengths available that can be activated to counteract these barriers.
A SWOT analysis can be used to:
  • Explore new solutions to problems [11]
  • Identify barriers that will limit goals/objectives [11]
  • Decide on direction that will be most effective [11]
  • Reveal possibilities and limitations for change[11]
  • To revise plans to best navigate systems, communities, and organizations
  • As a brainstorming and recording device as a means of communication[15]
  • To enhance “credibility of interpretation” to be utilized in presentation to leaders or key supporters.[12]


The SWOT analysis in Social Work practice framework is beneficial because it helps organizations decide whether or not an objective is obtainable and therefore enables organizations to set achievable goals, objectives, and steps to further the social change or community development effort.[16] It enables organizers to take visions and produce practical and efficient outcomes in order to effect long-lasting change, and it helps organizations gather meaningful information in order to maximize their potential.[16] Completing a SWOT analysis is a useful process regarding the consideration of key organizational priorities, such as gender and cultural diversity, and fundraising objectives.[17]


Critiques include the misuse of the SWOT analysis as a technique that can be quickly designed without critical thought leading to a misrepresentation of Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats within an organization's internal and external surroundings.[18] Another limitation includes the development of a SWOT analysis simply to defend previously decided goals and objectives. This misuse leads to limitations on brainstorming possibilities and "real" identification of barriers. This misuse also places the organization’s interest above the well being of the community. Further, a SWOT analysis should be developed as a collaborative with a variety of contributions made by participants including community members. The design of a SWOT analysis by one or two community workers is limiting to the realities of the forces specifically external factors, and devalues the possible contributions of community members.[15]

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Posted: 26 Dec 2015 01:15 AM PST

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brushed with happens for dust is the bushel corn of Wheat.

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violin with the Orchestra and sing like the Hymn,
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that shaking calendar to the hair torn from the scalp on the stairs of that cent,
spackle could not mend my memory been,
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Posted: 25 Dec 2015 07:13 PM PST

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the falling or the left timbers that the Hour Officials had trunk severed to in eventual shred,
the lesson on the teach was the clamber.

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those character differences enveloped in some time of thought to know the ax versing the maul,
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Posted: 25 Dec 2015 06:49 PM PST

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the Ages warned of the demise with blood Pouring alley streets to Red shored,
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Posted: 25 Dec 2015 02:47 PM PST

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thus the letters of posts that have shot from hand to the wrest of music at taught Sea.

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than it gave no pandora to Bing,
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leaving a Leaf to gargantuan knot.

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for cheeks are rosy with bubbling stock,
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infamous driveway with Oak Trees speak to the Birch that just breeze.

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the tremendous favor to that road with a knock,
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  • Bop, shortened form of Bebop, an early modern jazz developed in the 1940s
    • hard bop, a style of jazz music that is extension of bebop (or "bop") music
Posted: 25 Dec 2015 02:11 PM PST

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the click to value that comforting grown of over the barrel in the speaking to comb,
a good clean verse to embrace the letter,
numbers that chorus with song!!

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to a prompt response that delivers in Form a shin the Bisque.

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riding the saddle to base of the Nation,
towards Onward Forward its the how and the Why's,
that brings down the found to the Finding be lived!!

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for that which brings Voice to the much best in the lift,
work is the preparation to show of the lived.

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the wind Shield wiping the rein on a give,
the enter Meet E! awe cent to that Stigmata that life is so Snug.

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scribes come to pen and the sill of that view,
remember those warm evenings that brought Mornings to skip,
stone Quarry's touch Granite at the Mint of Folk lore,
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Posted: 25 Dec 2015 01:34 PM PST

Grimm's law

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Grimm's Law (also known as the First Germanic Sound Shift or Rask's rule) is a set of statements named after Jakob Grimm describing the inherited Proto-Indo-European(PIE) stop consonants as they developed in Proto-Germanic (the common ancestor of the Germanic branch of the Indo-European family) in the 1st millennium BC. It establishes a set of regular correspondences between early Germanic stops and fricatives and the stop consonants of certain other centum Indo-European languages (Grimm used mostlyLatin and Greek for illustration).


Grimm's law was the first non-trivial systematic sound change to be discovered in philology; its formulation was a turning point in the development of linguistics, enabling the introduction of a rigorous methodology to historical linguistic research. The correspondence between Latin p and Germanic f was first noted by Friedrich von Schlegel in 1806. In 1818, Rasmus Christian Rask elaborated the set of correspondences to include other Indo-European languages, such as Sanskrit and Greek, and the full range of consonants involved. In 1822, Jakob Grimm formulated the law as a general rule in his book Deutsche Grammatik, and extended it to include standard German. (Jakob was the elder of theBrothers Grimm.)
Grimm himself already noticed that there were many words that had different consonants from what his law predicted. These exceptions defied linguists for a few decades, but eventually received explanation from Danish linguist Karl Verner in the form of Verner's law.


Grimm's law consists of three parts which form consecutive phases in the sense of a chain shift.[1] The phases are usually constructed as follows:
  1. Proto-Indo-European voiceless stops change into voiceless fricatives.
  2. Proto-Indo-European voiced stops become voiceless stops.
  3. Proto-Indo-European voiced aspirated stops become voiced stops or fricatives (as allophones).
This chain shift can be abstractly represented as:
  •  > b > p > ɸ
  •  > d > t > θ
  •  > g > k > x
  • gʷʰ >  >  > 
Here each sound moves one position to the right to take on its new sound value. Note that within Proto-Germanic, the sounds denoted by bdg and gw were stops in some environments and fricatives in others, so  > b should be understood here as  > b/β, and likewise for the others. The voiceless fricatives are customarily spelled fþ,h and hw in the context of Germanic.
The exact details of the shift are unknown, and it may have progressed in a variety of ways before arriving at the final situation. The three stages listed above show the progression of a "pull chain", in which each change leaves a "gap" in the phonological system that "pulls" other phonemes into it to fill the gap. But it is also conceivable that the shift happened as a push chain, where the changes happened in reverse order, with each change "pushing" the next forward to avoid merging the phonemes.
The steps could also have occurred somewhat differently. Another possible sequence of events could have been:
  1. Voiceless stops are allophonically aspirated under most conditions.
  2. Voiced stops become voiceless stops.
  3. Aspirated stops become fricatives.
This sequence would lead to the same end result. This variety of Grimm's law is often suggested in the context of the glottalic theory of Proto-Indo-European, which is followed by a minority of linguists. This theoretical framework assumes that "voiced stops" in PIE were actually voiceless to begin with, so that the second phase did not actually exist as such, or was not actually devoicing but a loss of some other articulatory feature such as glottalization. This alternative sequence also accounts for the phonetics of Verner's law (see below), which are easier to explain within the glottalic theory framework when Grimm's law is formulated in this manner.

Further changes[edit]

Once Grimm's law had taken place, there was only one type of voiced consonant, with no distinction between voiced stops and voiced fricatives. They eventually became stops at the beginning of a word (for the most part), as well as after a nasal consonant, but fricatives elsewhere. Whether they were plosives or fricatives at first is therefore not clear. The voiced aspirated stops may have first become voiced fricatives, before hardening to stops under certain conditions. But they may also have become stops at first, softening to fricatives in most positions later.
Around the same time as Grimm's law took place, another change occurred known as Verner's law. Verner's law caused the voicing of the voiceless fricatives that resulted from Grimm's law under some conditions, creating apparent exceptions to the rule. For example:
  • Proto-Indo-European *bʰréh₂tēr ("brother") > Proto-Germanic *brōþēr (Old English broþor, Old High German bruothar/bruodar)
  • Proto-Indo-European *ph₂tḗr ("father") > Proto-Germanic *fadēr (Old English fæder, Old High German fatar)
Here, the same sound *t appears as  in one word (following Grimm's law), but as *d in another (apparently violating Grimm's law). See the Verner's law article for a more detailed explanation of this discrepancy.
The early Germanic *gw that had arisen from Proto-Indo-European *gʷʰ (and from *kʷ through Verner's law) underwent further changes of various sorts:
  • After *n it was preserved as a labiovelar stop *gw, but later changed to a plain velar *g in West Germanic.
  • Following vowels, it seems to have become *w, presumably through a fricative stage *ɣʷ.
  • Word-initially, the most plausible reflex is a labiovelar stop *gʷ at first, but the further development is unclear. In that position, it became either *w*g or *b during late Proto-Germanic.
  • The regular reflex next to *u would likely have been *g, due to loss of the labial element before a labial vowel. (See boukólos rule)
Perhaps the usual reflex was *b (as suggested by the connection of bid < *bidjaną and Old Irish guidid), but *w appears in certain cases (possibly through dissimilation when another labial consonant followed?), such as in warm and wife (provided that the proposed explanations are correct). Proto-Germanic *hw voiced by Verner's law fell together with this sound and developed identically, compare the words for 'she-wolf': from Middle High German wülbe[citation needed] and Old Norse ylgr, one can reconstruct Proto-Germanic nominative singular *wulbī, genitive singular *wulgijōz, from earlier *wulgwī*wulgwijōz.[2][not in citation given]


Further changes following Grimm's law, as well as sound changes in other Indo-European languages, can sometimes obscure its effects. The most illustrative examples are used here.
Proto-Indo-EuropeanMeaningNon-Germanic (unshifted) cognatesChangeProto-GermanicGermanic (shifted) examples
*pṓds"foot"Ancient Greek: πούς, ποδός (poús, podós), Latin:pēs, pedis, Sanskrit: pāda, Russian: под (pod) "under; floor", Lithuanian: pėda, Latvian pēda*p > f [ɸ]*fōt-English: foot, West Frisian: foet, German: Fuß, Gothic: fōtus, Icelandic, Faroese: fótur, Danish: fod, Norwegian, Swedish: fot
*trit(y)ós"third"Ancient Greek: τρίτος (tritos), Latin: tertius, Welsh:trydydd, Sanskrit: treta, Russian: третий (tretij), Lithuanian: trečias, Albanian: tretë*t > þ [θ]*þridjôEnglish: third, Old Frisian: thredda, Old Saxon: thriddio, Gothic:þridja, Icelandic: þriðji, Danish: tredje
*ḱwón- ~ *ḱun-"dog"Ancient Greek: κύων (kýōn), Latin: canis, Welsh: ci(pl. cwn)*k > h [x]*hundazEnglish: hound, Dutch: hond, German: Hund, Gothic: hunds, Icelandic, Faroese: hundur, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish: hund
*kʷód"what"Latin: quod, Irish: cad, Sanskrit: kád, Russian: ко- (ko-), Lithuanian: kas* > hw [xʷ]*hwatEnglish: what, Gothic: ƕa ("hwa"), Icelandic: hvað, Faroese:hvat, Danish: hvad, Norwegian: hva
*dʰewb-"deep"Lithuanian: dubùs*b > p [p]*deupazEnglish: deep, West Frisian: djip, Dutch: diep, Icelandic: djúpur, Swedish: djup, Gothic diups
*déḱm̥t"ten"Latin: decem, Greek: δέκα (déka), Irish: deich, Sanskrit: daśan, Russian: десять (desyat'), Lithuanian: dešimt*d > t [t]*tehunEnglish: ten, Dutch: tien, Gothic: taíhun, Icelandic: tíu, Faroese: tíggju, Danish, Norwegian: ti, Swedish: tio
*gel-"cold"Latin: gelū, Greek: γελανδρός (gelandrós), Lithuanian: gelmenis, gelumà*g > k [k]*kaldazEnglish: cold, West Frisian: kâld, Dutch: koud, German: kalt, Icelandic, Faroese: kaldur, Danish: kold, Norwegian: kald, Swedish: kall
*gʷih₃wós"alive"Lithuanian: gyvas, Russian:, живой (živoj), Sanskritjīvá-* > kw [kʷ]*kwi(k)wazEnglish: quick, West Frisian: kwik, kwyk, Dutch: kwiek, German: keck, Gothic: qius, Icelandic, Faroese: kvikur, Danish:kvik, Swedish: kvick, Norwegian kvikk
*bʰréh₂tēr"brother"Sanskrit: bhrātṛ, Ancient Greek: φρατήρ (phrātēr) ("member of a brotherhood")* > b [b]/[β]*brōþērEnglish: brother, West Frisian, Dutch: broeder, German:Bruder, Gothic: broþar, Icelandic, Faroese: bróðir, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian: broder
*médʰu"honey"Sanskrit: mádhu, Homeric Greek: μέθυ (methu)* > d [d]/[ð]*meduzEnglish: mead, East Frisian: meede, Dutch: mede, Danish/Norwegian: mjød, Icelandic: mjöður , Swedish: mjöd
*steygʰ-"walk, step"Sanskrit: stighnoti, Ancient Greek: στείχειν (steíkhein)* > g [ɡ]/[ɣ]*stīganąOld English: stīgan, Dutch: stijgen, German: steigen, Icelandic, Faroese: stíga, Danish, Norwegian: stige, Gothic steigan (all meaning "ascend, climb")
*sengʷʰ-"sing"Homeric Greek: ἐάφθη (eáphthē) "sang, sounded",ὀμφή (omphē) "voice"*gʷʰ > gw [ɡʷ]
(After n)
*singwanąEnglish: sing, West Frisian: sjonge, Dutch: zingen, German:singen, Gothic: siggwan, Old Icelandic: syngvasyngja, Icelandic, Faroese: syngja, Swedish: sjunga, Danish:synge/sjunge
*gʷʰermós"warm"Sanskrit: gharmá-, Avestan: garəmó, Old Prussian:gorme*gʷʰ > gw > {b, g w}
(Otherwise merged with existing g andw)
*warmazEnglish: warm, West Frisian: waarm, Dutch, German: warm, Swedish: varm, Icelandic: varmur
This is strikingly regular. Each phase involves one single change which applies equally to the labials (p, b, bʰ, f) and their equivalent dentals (t, d, dʰ, þ), velars (k, g, gʰ, h) and rounded velars (kʷ, gʷ, gʷʰ, hʷ). The first phase left the phoneme repertoire of the language without voiceless stops, the second phase filled this gap, but created a new one, and so on until the chain had run its course.

Behaviour in consonant clusters[edit]

When two obstruents occurred in a pair, the first underwent Grimm's law if possible, while the second did not. If either of the two was voiceless, the whole cluster was devoiced, and the first obstruent also lost its labialisation, if it was present.
Most examples of this occurred with obstruents preceded by *s (resulting in *sp, *st, *sk, *skʷ), or obstruents followed by *t (giving *ft, *ss, *ht, *ht) or *s (giving *fs, *ss, *hs, *hs). The latter change was frequent in suffixes, and became a phonotactic restriction known as the Germanic spirant law. This rule remained productive throughout the Proto-Germanic period. The cluster *tt became *ss, but this was often restored to *st later on.
Examples with preceding *s:
Non-Germanic examplesChangeGermanic examples
Latin: spuere, Lithuanian: spjáuti*spEnglish: spew, West Frisian: spije, Dutch: spuwen, German: speien, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish:spy, Icelandic: spýja, Faroese: spýggja, Gothic: speiwan
Latin: stāre, Irish: stad, Sanskrit: sta, Russian: стать (stat'), Lithuanian: stoti, Persian: ايستادن (istâdan)*stEnglish: stand, Icelandic, Faroese, Norwegian: standa, Gothic: standan; West Frisian: stean, Dutch: staan, German: stehen, Danish, Swedish: stå
Lithuanian: skurdus*skEnglish: short, Old High German: scurz, Icelandic: skorta
Irish: scéal*skʷEnglish: scold, Icelandic: skáld, Norwegian: skald; West Frisian: skelle, Dutch: schelden, German:schelten
  • Some linguists dispute the origin of the word "scold", but Julius Pokorny among others proposed *skwetlo as the assumed root.
  • English and German later underwent a change /sk/ > /ʃ/. German also changed /sp/ and /st/ to /ʃp/ and /ʃt/.
  • Dutch has /sk/ > /sx/, though this is a separate development that occurred in Middle Dutch.
Examples with following *t:
Non-Germanic examplesChangeGermanic examples
Ancient Greek: κλέπτης (kleptēs), Old Prussian: au-klipts "hidden"*pt→ftGothic: hliftus "thief"
Latin: atta, Greek: ἄττα (átta)*tt→ttOld High German: atto, Gothic: atta "father"
Ancient Greek: οκτώ (oktō), Irish: ocht, Latin: octō*kt→htEnglish: eight, West Frisian, Dutch, German: acht, Gothic:ahtáu, Icelandic: átta (pronounced [ˈauhta])
Irish: anocht, Latin: nox, noct-, Greek: νύξ, νυκτ- (núks, nukt-), Sanskrit: नक्तम् (naktam), Lithuanian:naktis, Hittite (genitive): nekuz (pronounced /nekʷts/)*kʷt→htEnglish: night, West Frisian, Dutch, German: nacht, Gothic:nahts, Icelandic: nótt (pronounced [ˈnouht])
  • Icelandic nótt /nouht/ comes from Old Norse nǫ́ttnátt, from Proto-Germanic *naht-. The Germanic *ht regularly becomes *tt in Old Norse, and this then becomes preaspirated in Icelandic. Thus, the [h] of the modern Icelandic form is not a direct descendant of the Germanic /h/.[3] The same ancestry holds for the /tt/ of Icelandic átta as well.[4]

Correspondences to PIE[edit]

The Germanic "sound laws", combined with regular changes reconstructed for other Indo-European languages, allow one to define the expected sound correspondences between different branches of the family. For example, Germanic (word-initial) *b- corresponds regularly to Latin *f-, Greek pʰ-Sanskrit bʰ-SlavicBaltic or Celtic b-, etc., while Germanic *f- corresponds to Latin, Greek, Sanskrit, Slavic and Baltic p- and to zero (no initial consonant) in Celtic. The former set goes back to PIE *bʰ- (faithfully reflected in Sanskrit and modified in various ways elsewhere), and the latter set to PIE *p- (shifted in Germanic, lost in Celtic, but preserved in the other groups mentioned here).
One of the more conspicuous present surface correspondences is the English digraph wh and the corresponding Latin and Romance digraph qu, notably found in interrogative words (wh-words) such as the five Ws. These both come from , which is echoed in the phonemic spelling kw (as in kwik) for qu. The present pronunciations have undergone further sound changes, such as wh-cluster reductions in English, though the spellings reflect the history more; see Interrogative word: Etymology for details.
Posted: 25 Dec 2015 10:14 AM PST

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raised on the shore of that oat,
meal with Dinner and breakfast this Buffet!!

There it is Plain as A Day on the Perch,
found on that travel of sail to Waves,
beaches tell Shores that the Sands a trail??

Be of the Opera on the Symphony of Truth and Shale,
chess is a game and Well checkers is the Battleship of detail Note,
this is the trade of the dawn on a Trail of the ride!!

Hard Tack??
oh I know it must be that per Fume of bottle pressure to or corked Champagne,
or is the screw top on the plywood of making a House to blow down the hey,
stacks on the library in cycle la Pea deed uh a difference to walk the course of life on a squirrel.
Posted: 25 Dec 2015 06:40 AM PST

Stand!! these Hose days to the nigh lawns on the perk Trades,
be that Leaf on the Staples!!!

Raise the bar touch this Comprehension talk Ballet!!,
pointe width the stagger of Card for the Trump gone Song,
lyrics with a trip!!,
journey to the Catcher's Mitt??

State the Mint of Coins Change to the Beauty of the stretch Nice & slowly speak spelling,
drive with virtue to the Pitch!!!

Rise from the Toy for the Joker is more the sticker in the Stag but OH for the Bell,
All Ways in the Deck,
its a Poker trace on the Blackjack,
pun yourself an ease.

With Table mail Soar the Venue with Absolute!!!,
shore to this gratitude for the Naps are the sleep pea eyes on a state!!,
thank the barrel!!!,
treasure the Brail!!!,
speech of the simplicity of the average Daily Pale on the dye of All Skinned,
brave to that is the Moon on her bucket change!!!

Tride&Truth Nail??,
sync the Hammer??
Staff that lumber??
deal the Copper of the Pin Onion Knee^ULD^Send??
Oh My its a Water Trace System mark Kit.

Cheeks rose E! talking the Wall up from the brick Buy bic Political???,
dust jackets to scope of the zest Teak cools???,
Tea Party Tees???,
Why's the Bare ole.

Must Have???,
knead Knead???,
patience the satisfactorily Bulb mail???,
aye for the soil give Inn,
like the candy had a care a Mole on the Hedge corn of the bushels!!!

Have the steak,
take the Ham,
beans lean a Popcorn??,
kernel of the In dee An corn knee uh,
brow Fish???,
hook Sync cod???,
peels of dried lime or Lemon???,
of course . . . . . . its A 'Mar' tea Knee. . . . . The Ore of Breakfast At Tiff a Knees!!!!!!!!!

Posted: 25 Dec 2015 05:01 AM PST

Also the strange of today on the clock a date on the calendar for the tree from the state,
cut out of forest a grove on the scene tall or the perfection trimmed ankle to silk,
decor is the price lights shining bright,
with a beautiful measure of the windows on sleep.

Raise touching fireplaces drawing rooms fleets,
people gather to stair to the skeet,
does the morning bring truth with reason to Feat??

Sew thread And silk in that fiber Brain thought,
days on the thimble Needles to desk,
written at method as to bring Envelope text,
would this simple act Chin to increase only Fed??

lie width the sand dialing shore,
land with the mountain Volcanic by frame,
heat in the rock ask molt tin due change,
spread through the sky as the clouds quest a snout.

While the shapes present concourse an direction is air awe,
the gravel is sharper that smooth facial story,
smile shell sake to those clams muscles grace,
operate discus in a language on sliced.

People Mankind Humanity Form ole,
that Ancient cob Blur that Corn said its Tide,
salt Tea tiers Waves speaking Sight,
waltzing the movement off the balance of sewn,
excitement dances across the cliff Poils,
does the stretch yawn with dawn or horizon the silt??,
look at the sediment its full to the Brim,
yet Fire & Ice is the step of steeped send.