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Re: Romance Verbal endings

From:Eric Christopherson <raccoon@...>
Date:Sunday, November 19, 2000, 8:18
On Sat, Nov 18, 2000 at 06:02:23PM -0800, Barry Garcia wrote:
> I was contemplating ways to make Montreiano's verbs a little different, > and started to wonder: Is it plausible for the -ir endings to collapse > into the -er class of verbs? I know that in Spanish, it seems the -er verb > class hasn't been very productive, and some have been adopted into the -ir > class of verbs. I was thinking it would be nice to have just two classes, > -er, and -ar, but I want it to also be somewhat realistic. Thoughts?
Sounds realistic to me. From what I've read, it seems that it's not that important what the original Latin infinitive ending was; factors such as what vowel the root of the verb has and whether the verb is active or stative are more important. In my mind at least that suggests something like a merger. -- Eric Christopherson / *Aiworegs Ghristobhorosyo