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Re: Paternoster in Kerno (no joke, this time!) was Re: exetra.

From:Padraic Brown <elemtilas@...>
Date:Sunday, September 8, 2002, 22:30
--- Padraic Brown <elemtilas@...> wrote:

I thought it might be interesting to see the actual
verbal endings, in order to compare the preverbal
endings with them.

            Preverb        Verb
sing. 1     -m             -m, -u/-o
      2     -s, -d/-t      -s
      3m/f  -a(n)          -s
      3n    -d             -s

pl.   1     -n(n)          -mus, -on
      2     -w             -z, -h
      3     -a, -nd        -ont, -enz, -end

In the verbal endings, the leftmost are all current
now in the present tense. Those on the right are often
older / obsolete forms or else are alternate forms
used in the imperfect.

-u/-o is an archaic alternate 1s: -m followed roots
ending in liquids and ess, -u/-o followed stops. -on,
-h, and -enz are all imperfect endings; -end is an old
present alternative.

At least you can see the relationship between the two
sets of endings.


parla, mays ben parla; et pharleir becko il maboun.

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