Comments:ССЕ 232. The Pump. form eg "egg" (Кл.) is in reality Yug. Ket ɛʔj, according to all external evidence, is a result of re-analyzing the plural form ēŋ (although Werner 1, 256 suggests the opposite). Although *jeŋ 'egg' and *jɔŋ 'roe' are distinguished within Yenisseian, the forms are still hard to separate: an old Ablaut is probable in this case (see КС 159). Werner (1, 256, 2, 43) reconstructs <*eʔj / *eŋ> 'egg' and <*oj / *uj, pl. oʔŋ> 'roe', separating the two words; he, however, fails to explain d́- in Kott. d́anan and t- in Pump. tańaŋ (quite regular reflexes of PY *j-), and also tries to relate Kott. šulei 'egg' - as shown by Helimski (1982, 71), a quite transparent Samoyed loanword.