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German → English transformations 

i realized that "Gestern" → "yesterday" is the same transformation as "Ge(h)l(b)" → "yellow"

are there other such easy examples for "g" → "y"?

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German → English transformations 

@meena what about:
yawn -> gähnen
yell -> gellen (more commonly used as an adverb: gellend)

German → English transformations 

@meena gern(e), yern (archaic, see also "yearn")
gellen, yell
gelten, yield
Garn, yarn

German → English transformations 

@meena Chaucer's perfect participle: the yonge sonne / Hath in the Ram his halfe cours y-ronne ...

German → English transformations 

@bookandswordblog that's not an easy example :P

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