a new entry to add coldslaw, and to clear your throat, at your summer BBQ
Ghah-LEH__ __עלה___ _[GH-L-H àCL]
ROOTS:The IE "root" of(Scottish) KALE,CAULIFLOWER and (Germanic) COLESLAW
is kaul (stalk, stem). Latin caulis means cabbage.
Cabbage, cauliflower and kale are known for their large, edible leaves -- not for any negligeable stalk or stem.An etymon meaning 'leaf" is needed.
עלהGHaLeH isleaves, foliage in Genesis 3:7.Ayin-Lamed-Hey is for growing up or going up -- see "ALLEY" for a word from the soft, vowel-like Ayin ofעלה[A]LeH .
BRANCHES: In pre-Edenics days it was thought that the soft or hard עAyin was about regional Jewish accents, rather than designed, global variants which allowed for those different pronunciations.Jews who lived in Arabic-speaking lands did not forget how to pronounce the עAyin as GH.
Other alleged cognates not mentioned above are CAULICLE, CAULINE, CAULESCANT, COLCANON, COLE and KOHLRABI.